Scunthorpe

Man blinded in one eye after “vicious” Scunthorpe attack

A 41-year-old man has suffered life changing injuries including the loss of sight in one eye and needing a metal plate in his head after a serious assault in Scunthorpe.

Humberside Police are looking for three men in connection with the attack during a burglary at a property on Stockshill Road just after 8pm on April 16 2018.

Investigating officers have been looking for the suspects since, but have so far been unable to trace them.

Humberside Police have released a number of CCTV images saying “one suspect wearing glasses can be clearly seen”.

Photo: Humberside Police

Photo: Humberside Police

Photo: Humberside Police

Photo: Humberside Police

Photo: Humberside Police

Photo: Humberside Police

Detective Sergeant Paul Nicholson from Scunthorpe CID said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack carried out by three men on one victim who was going about his daily work.

“Following a period in hospital, he has been left with life changing injuries which include the loss of sight in one eye and a metal plate in his head.

“I want to find the men in the images. This was fortunately an isolated incident and I want to reassure the local community again of that. Please call us with any information you may have.”

Police are keen to speak with the driver of a white car – possibly a small Ford or Toyota – who was driving in the area at the time and may have seen something.

Anyone walking along the road at the time or who witnessed anything should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 16/43406/18.

It can also be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.