Attackers break man’s arm using his crutch

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A 28-year-old man suffered a broken arm and nose after being beaten with his own crutch in a violent assault at a South Yorkshire bus station.

Police are hunting three people – believed to be teenagers – in connection with the early-morning attack.

The victim and his younger brother, aged 27, had both been asleep on a bench at Barnsley Interchange, at around 4.15am on Wednesday, October 8, when the incident happened.

Police said the pair were woken when a girl started to remove clothing from one of their bags – and two young men who were with her then attacked the brothers.

The victim, who uses a crutch to walk, fell over, and was then beaten by one of his assailants with the crutch – leaving him with a broken arm and broken nose.

He needed surgery for his broken arm and suffered cuts and bruises. His younger brother also suffered bruising and a number of grazes.

The two attackers and the girl are thought to have left the area still carrying the crutch. Police are appealing for anyone with information about the assault to come forward.

All three suspects were white. The girl was 15 or 16 years old, around 5ft 2ins and slightly overweight with short blonde hair.

The first male was aged 16 to 18, around 5ft 2ins tall, and slim with short black hair with very short sides, which may have been dyed a light colour.

The second was aged between 19 and 21, of medium build with short black hair.

Call police on 101.