December 12, 2018 9.19 am This story is over 62 months old

Lincoln men arrested over vicious homeless attack

Police are still looking for a third man

Two men from the Lincoln area have been arrested in connection with a shocking attack on two homeless men in Hull.

Latest: A third man has handed himself in to police. Click or tap here to read the most recent story.

CCTV footage released by Humberside Police showed the moment a thug took a five metre run-up and drop-kicked a tent in a shop doorway, where the two men were sleeping.

All the while, a friend laughed and filmed the cruel attack and another man looked on.

It happened on Whitefriargate in Hull city centre on November 30 at around 12.30am.

The two homeless men inside the tent were not hurt.

Two men from Lincoln have been arrested

An appeal to trace the perpetrators spread quickly across the country.

Two men from the Lincoln area have now been arrested in connection with the attack.

The men, aged 26 and 29, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in custody.

Humberside Police said they have been “overwhelmed” with the response from the public after releasing CCTV footage of the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Peach said: “Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has been in touch with information about the incident following our appeal yesterday.

“With your help, we have been able to quickly identify two men suspected of being involved in the incident and bring them into custody.

“We’re also continuing to work with and support the victims of the assault, who have now been found more permanent accommodation.

“We now want to trace the third man seen in the CCTV and would appeal for anyone who knows who he is – or the man himself – to come forward.

Anyone who believes they can help should call the non-emergency 101 line quoting reference 16/124920/18.