The public are giving police information on the teenage girls who allegedly beat a homeless man in March

PUBLISHED: 14:29 25 July 2018

The alley at the back of Barclay's Bank, Gray's Lane, March where the homeless man was beaten.

The alley at the back of Barclay's Bank, Gray's Lane, March where the homeless man was beaten.

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Police are being given information into a gang of girls who allegedly beat a homeless man in March.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “The investigation is ongoing, we have received a number of lines of inquiries from members of the public and would continue to encourage anyone with information to contact us.”

The witness appeal was launched after a gang of teenage girls, are said to have attacked the man on Monday night (23).

It began at the shelter near the public toilets and continued into a nearby alley at the back of Barclays Bank.

A witness at the scene said the gang surrounded the man and cornered him.

The man was knocked to the ground where they then kicked him in his head, he said.

Two residents told how some of the girls laughed at the victim.

Some of the attackers were seen running off into West End Park, looping back into town past the library, then back to the shelter in town centre.

At least one of the girls made off in a silver car following the attack.

An ambulance was called to the incident, but the man, who collapsed and had received facial injuries, refused treatment.

The incident happened at about 8.20pm.

A Cambs Police spokesman said: “Police were called following an assault on a footpath beside Gray’s Lane, March, in which a man has reportedly been punched several times in the face resulting in serious facial injuries.

“Ambulance services attended. The victim, a man in his 40s, was treated at the scene but refused further medical treatment.”

• Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting 35/17093/18 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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