Appeal for witnesses after youths assault vulnerable man in Blacon Date published: 22nd August 2019 4.53pm

Police in Chester are appealing for witnesses after a group of youths assaulted a vulnerable man.

At 9.15pm on Wednesday 21 August around six youngsters, believed to be aged in their mid to late teens, were causing anti-social behaviour on Graham Road, Blacon by repeatedly knocking on the door of a house and then running away.

A 67-year-old man confronted the youths and he was assaulted. He received injuries to his face and head which required hospital treatment.

PC Dan Saxon, from Chester Local Policing Unit, said: “The behaviour of these youths not only caused distress to the family at this address but they have also attacked a vulnerable man who was trying to protect his family and his home.

“We have been conducting house-to-house as part of our enquiries and we are stepping up patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.

“It may seem like fun to these youths but we do not treat it that way and with help from the community we will be doing everything we can to find those responsible.

“I would encourage anyone who may have seen a group of youths in the area around this time to get in touch with us. Also, if you have noticed any acts of anti-social behaviour in your area please speak to an officer.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 492299, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or information can be submitted through the force’s website.