Monday, April 4, 2011

Teenage jogger attacked by trio of men

A 19-year-old man in Linton, England, was attacked recently as he jogged through the local streets. Police say that three men approached the victim and caused minor harm to him before fleeing, Cambridge News reports.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. while the victim was on a run near the village college. Police say he was stopped and then assaulted by three men, all of whom were wearing dark clothing with their faces covered. Police are looking for any leads as to the identity of the suspects.

"I would like to hear from anyone who has any information about this incident or the men involved," detective Ian Butcher told the news source.

Those who like to go jogging late at night may want to take several personal safety precautions. In addition to wearing reflective clothing and removing any distractions, buying pepper spray can be a smart choice. Keeping the device in an easy-to-reach location while out for a run will make it readily available if the need ever arises.  

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