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Officers are appealing for witnesses after a group of teenagers assaulted a man in Cirencester earlier this week.
Police were called to Chesterton Lane in Cirencester shortly after 9.20pm on Monday (29 January) with a report of an assault on the forecourt of Shell petrol station.
It was reported a man had been attacked by a group of youths he had witnessed to be attempting to shoplift.
The man, aged in his 20s, said he was hit in the face with a pack of canned drinks causing him to fall to the floor. Two of the group then kicked him in the head causing facial injuries.
The youths were described as being boys between the ages of 15 and 17 who were all wearing black clothing with their hoods up.
The group left with the pack of canned drinks following the assault and enquiries are ongoing to identify them.
Investigating officers are now appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and has not yet spoken to police to make contact.
Information can be submitted to police by completing the following online form and quoting incident 487 of 29 January: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
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