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Last Updated: Monday, 10 November, 2003, 09:19 GMT
Youths attack disabled men
An attack on two disabled men who were repeatedly kicked in the head by a gang of youths in Northampton has been described as "appalling and cowardly" by police.

The men, who are both in their mid-20s, suffered numerous injuries in the attack and were taken to Northampton General Hospital.

The incident happened on Friday between 2000 GMT and 2020 GMT in the subway leading from Towcester Road to Tesco's in East Hunsbury.

They had just walked past a group of between six and seven youths who were drinking cans of lager, when they were attacked from behind and thrown to the floor.

They were kicked in the head and face.

Baseball caps

A police spokesperson said: "This was an appalling and cowardly attack on two people who offered no offence to anyone and did not and could not defend themselves."

The gang are described as white and between 13 and 17 years old and most were wearing casual clothing and baseball caps.

One of the offenders is about 5 ft 11 ins tall, 16 or 17 years old and of slim build.

He was wearing a light coloured tracksuit top and trousers and a dark baseball cap.

Northampton Police are appealing for witnesses.

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