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Attack victim urges Wycombe revellers to be vigilant
A REVELLER who was dragged down an alleyway and viciously attacked after leaving a bar said he was lucky to escape without serious injury.
The production assistant said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and suspects the men “just wanted to kick someone’s face in.”
The 25-year-old, who does not wish to be named, was walking home from Yates’s in High Wycombe in the early hours of Saturday morning when a man by an alleyway in Temple End asked if he had a lighter.
As he replied, a second man grabbed him from behind and punched him in the face before the duo dragged him into the alleyway where they stamped on his head and beat him during the minute-long assault.
The victim told the Free Press: “It was a vicious attack and obviously very scary but I didn’t have any time to think - I managed to fight back, get on my feet and then I just ran as fast as I could away from them.
“I didn’t know them. I think it was a pre-meditated attack on anyone who just happened to be stumbling out of Wycombe, as the guy was perfectly positioned just by the alleyway.
“They just wanted a fight and to kick someone’s head in. I was lucky to come out relatively unscathed, they stomped on my head and I have cuts and bruises, but someone else might not have been so lucky.”
The Wycombe resident said he is sore and his injuries will keep him off the football pitch for a short time but he would not dwell on the attack.
He said: “I am trying not to let it bother me as you can’t walk around everywhere worrying about people coming after you but I just wanted other people to be aware about this when they’re out.”
Police said the men are described as white, aged between 19 and 24 years old, with local accents. They were possibly wearing hooded tops.
Contact police on the 101 with any information or, if you do not want to speak to police, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.