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Witness appeal after man assaulted in Andover

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Andover this weekend.

The incident happened on 2 October between 12.30pm and 1pm on a pathway between the A3093 and Pilgrim’s Way.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, had been walking on the pathway, from the direction of the Tesco, when he was hit from behind by an unknown man.

He was then assaulted a number of times before the suspect made off. The victim sustained injuries to his face and ribs.

The suspect is described as being a white man, aged between 19 and 23-years-old, a skinny build, with medium length ginger hair. He was also described as having a pale complexion with freckles.

He was wearing a teal and mint coloured hooded tracksuit with white trainers and was riding a BMX style bike.

A 21-year-old man from Andover was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm with intent. He has been released on police bail.

Were you in the area at the time? Perhaps you remember seeing someone matching the description given above?

Anyone with information is asked to phone 101 with reference 44210395926. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111