Electric scooter rider suffers broken jaw in ‘unprovoked attack’ in Nottingham

Police are appealing for public help after a man suffered a broken jaw in an unprovoked attack.

The victim, 20, was on an electric scooter in Highbury Road, Bulwell, when a man demanded he hand it over.

When the rider refused, the man punched him in the face, causing him a split gum and broken teeth.

The victim stabilized and tried to run away, but the assailant caught him before dragging him off the electric scooter and punching him numerous times. He then fled, leaving the electric scooter behind.

The incident happened around 5:15 p.m. on August 22.

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Detective Sergeant Alana Scott, Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘This was an unpleasant and unprovoked assault which had a huge impact on the victim.

“Having suffered a broken jaw, he was hospitalized for six days and required the surgical implantation of a metal plate for the rest of his life. Added to this was the financial loss he suffered while that he was recovering from surgery and was unable to work.

“We are determined to bring the culprit to justice and would like to speak to the person pictured as part of our ongoing investigation into this incident.”

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call 101 quoting incident 549 of August 22, 2022. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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