Lorry driver assaulted in Skegness

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TWO MEN punched, pushed over and stamped on a lorry driver’s head in a Skegness street last Thursday.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward who may have seen the assault that took place in Calvendish Road at approximately 2.20pm on Thursday (April 21).

A 60 year-old man from County Durham was driving his refrigerated lorry along Cavendish Road when he came across two young men loitering in the road and obstructing his way.

The driver first sounded his horn and then alighted from his vehicle to ask the men to move.

At this point there was a verbal altercation and the driver was then punched and knocked to the ground where one of the offenders stamped on his head.

The victim was treated at Boston Pilgrim Hospital where he stayed overnight and was released the following day. He received stitches and suffered swelling and bruising to his face and neck.

One of the offenders is described as six feet one inches tall, aged 28 to 32 years, with short dark hair in a messy style.

He was wearing dark shell suit bottoms.

The other man had light ginger messy hair, a fair complexion and was wearing a white shell suit hooded jacket with a dark blue top underneath.

He may have had blood on the arm of the jacket.

Anyone with information should contact PC Snell at Skegness Police Station on 0300 111 0300 stating incident number 231 of April 21 2011.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.