Re-appeal for witnesses following assault in Royston
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Police are re-appealing for information, witnesses and dashcam footage following an assault in Royston and are particularly keen to trace a motorbike, that was believed to be used by the offenders.
The incident occurred at around 4.35pm on Sunday 26 November.
It is reported that two men knocked on the door of an address and threw an acidic solution towards the victim when they answered.
The victim was taken to hospital and later discharged.
Detective Inspector Ben Smith from the North Herts Local Crime Unit said: “Our enquiries into this investigation are ongoing. I’d like to reassure our communities that we believe this to be an isolated incident.
“As part of our investigation, we understand that the suspects entered and left Royston via Old North Road. They were believed to be riding an orange motocross style motorbike.
“We are continuing to establish the route the motorbike took before and after the incident. I encourage anyone with dashcams to review your footage as you may have captured something that could help us progress the investigation.
“This type of motorbike is typically a loud vehicle, which may have activated some doorbell cameras. Therefore, I encourage our residents to please check any doorbell footage as you may have captured the vehicle in the area.
“The two suspects are described as wearing motorcycle helmets, one was wearing a black jacket and the second wearing a red jacket.
“If you have any information or may have witnessed the vehicle travelling close to Old North Road on the day, please contact me directly via email.”
You can report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/94730/23.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Do you have a doorbell cam or CCTV? If so, we would love you to join CCTV Watch so we can contact you if a crime takes place in your street. Sign up to owl.co.uk/herts and select ‘CCTV Watch.’