Man assaulted in Ely

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Ely.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Ely.

A 24-year-old man was walking towards the city centre on a tow path alongside the River Great Ouse close to Bridge Road, at about 8.30am on Saturday (July 31), when he was struck from behind.

The attacker is thought to have used an object to strike the victim, before making off in the direction of the Bridge Boatyard.

The victim’s injuries were not serious but he was treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Detective Constable Gayle Dabney, investigating, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault to contact police.

“Several cyclists were using the path at the time and may have valuable information to help with this investigation.”

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Anyone with any information should call police on 03456 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.