Appeal as man suffers fractured jaw after street attack

By Dayna Farrington | Cannock | Crime | Published:

A man was left with a fractured jaw in an attack minutes after checking on the welfare of a woman in the street.

Mill Street, in Cannock. Photo: Google Maps

The 27-year-old man was walking home in the early hours of Sunday when he approached a woman to check on her safety said police.

He then crossed the road when he was assaulted by a man from behind.

Police said the attack happened at around 1.30am near Papa Joe's, close to the junction of Walsall Road and Avon Road/Mill Street, in Cannock.

The victim remained in hospital on Monday after suffering two separate fractures.

Staffordshire Police say they want to speak to a man in a grey hooded top with diagonal stripes who was in the area at the time.

Any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 quoting incident number 529 of July 5.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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