Punch thrown near to Northampton pub knocked disabled man unconscious

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A disabled man was knocked unconscious during an assault near a Northampton pub at the weekend.

The 59-year-old victim was punched by a passer by near to the Hart of Duston in Harlestone Road, on Saturday night between 10.45pm and 11.15pm.

The blow caused him to fall to the ground and briefly lose consciousness. It is believed there had been an attempt to steal his wallet.

The offender was described as a white man in his mid-to-late twenties with a stocky build, but was not thought to have been a customer at the pub.

He was about 6ft tall with short, dark, receding hair and he was wearing a navy-blue bomber jacket.

He was accompanied by a woman, who police say possibly “facilitated the assault by isolating the victim.”

The woman was in her early 20s, about 5ft 6 inches tall with a slim build and dark-blond shoulder-length hair. She wore a white-trimmed jacket and jeans.

Both had local accents.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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