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Victims seriously assaulted in two attacks on the same day in Grantham

Police are investigating two unprovoked assaults which resulted in serious injury, both on the same day in Grantham.

In one of the attacks, two brothers, aged 16 and 19, were set upon by a group of up to seven males in the car park of the Tesco Express store in Harrowby Lane.

The attack happened at around 8.30pm on Tuesday, October 1.

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The 16-year-old was repeatedly punched and kicked in the face by one of the males in the group who was described as wearing a puffer jacket with a hood which was pulled up over
his face, only showing his eyes.

The 16-year-old received a fracture to his cheekbone and his 19-year-old brother sustained bruising and a cut to the back of his head. Both were taken to hospital where they were treated for their injuries.

Detective constable Sally Sands, of Lincolnshire Police,said: “We believe this was an unprovoked attack on these two men.

“We would like to speak with any witnesses to this assault, anyone who may have entered the car park around that time with a working dashcam or anyone with any information on
who the offenders might be.”

The other assaulttook place in Brook Street at around 3.30pm.A manwas walking close to the junction with North Street, when a man blocked his path. While attempting to walk away the victim believes he was then kicked, resulting in serious injury.

His attacker is described as white, 5ft 4ins, with short black hair. He is believed to have been wearing a black anorak and hoody.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage from anybody who may have witnessed the incident.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “We are investigating two assaults which happened in the Grantham area on Tuesday, October 1, one happened in Brook Street and the other in the Tesco car park, Harrowby Road.

“The two incidents are not connected and are being investigated separately.

“We are appealing for anyone who has any information or witnessed either assault to contact us.”

It has been confirmed one man has been arrested in connection with the Brook Street

Anybody with information on the Brook Street attack is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 398 of October 1.

They can alsoemail force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk or contacting independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

If anybody has information on the assault of the two brothers at the Tesco Express car park they should contact police, quoting incident number424 of October 1.

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