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Pensioner is attacked by youths in Gorleston town centre

A pensioner was attacked in Gorleston. Picture: Archant

A pensioner was attacked in Gorleston. Picture: Archant

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An elderly man has been attacked by a gang of youths in Gorleston High Street, who kicked the victim as he lay on the ground.

The assault happened at about 9.30pm on Friday. The victim, who was said to be in his 70s, was walking along the High Street at the same time as a number of youths were in the area on bikes.

Norfolk police said an altercation then took place between the man and the youths near a bus stop. The man was struck in the head and he was then kicked as he lay on the floor.

The victim suffered kicks to his elbow and ribs. He said he did not want medical attention and he was a first aider.

Police said the gang of youths had between four and seven members.

Anyone with information on the assault should call Norfolk police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 101, anonymously if required.

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