Aldershot man punched and cut after stopping youth breaking into a van in Farnborough
A 'brave' man was assaulted as he tried to stop a crime taking place in the middle of the night in Farnborough.
The 35-year-old from Aldershot spotted a young man trying to break into a van in the Napier car park in Queens Avenue at 3am on Wednesday (September 11) and grabbed hold of him to stop him.
However, another youth approached him and punched him in the back. The victim also suffered two superficial cuts to his stomach caused by a sharp object.
Both of the suspects ran away in the direction of Blenheim Park and Hampshire police officers are appealing for information to catch them.
The victim is currently receiving hospital treatment but his injuries are not serious.
The first suspect is described as a white man aged in his late teens to early 20s, slim build, around 5ft 10" tall and wearing dark clothing and baseball cap.
The second suspect is described as a white man, around 5 ft 10" tall, of average build and wearing dark clothing.
Detective Sergeant Al Hastings from Hart and Rushmoor CID said: “I want to hear from anyone who can identify those responsible for this incident.
“The victim was incredibly brave in attempting to prevent a crime from taking place. It is very lucky that he did not suffer serious injuries as this could have been much worse. If you see a crime in progress, please call 999 rather than putting yourself in any danger.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Aldershot CID by phoning 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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