Police investigate vicious attack which left teen with head injury

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Lincolnshire Police are investigating the assault of a 19-year-old in Lincoln over the weekend.

The parents of Jacob Dunkin appealed for help and witnesses on social media following the attack, posting a shocking photograph of their son’s bloodied and swollen face.

The incident happened on Uffington Avenue, just off Skellingthorpe Road.

Mark Dakin wrote: “My youngest son Jacob, mugged on Skellingthorpe Road by two people at around 1am.”

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital with a head injury following the attack on Saturday, February 10.

The post has been shared over 4,300 times and hundreds of people have commented on the picture in shock and disgust, many wished the teenager a speedy recovery.

Lincolnshire Police are investigating the attack under incident number 28 of February 20.

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A force spokesperson said: “The victim, a 19-year-old local man, was attacked as he walked home from the Plough pub on Newark Road, Lincoln.

“He was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a grey hoody with a red stripe. He was making his way home after an evening out with friends. He had walked along Newark Road and along Skellingthorpe Road before cutting through the Hartsholme estate.

“After the attack he was treated in Lincoln County Hospital for injuries to his face and body.

“The offenders are described as wearing all dark clothing with one wearing a dark parka style jacket with fur around the hood.

“We appeal for anyone who has information that will help our investigation to contact us. We would like to speak to anyone who saw the victim or the offenders in the Uffington Avenue area shortly after 1 am on Saturday morning.

“We would like to hear from you if you have any information that could assist the enquiry. There are a number of ways you can report:

  • Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 22 of 10 February.
  • Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at crimestoppers-uk.org
  • In an emergency always call 999″