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'The criminals in this town are taking over' - Man speaks out after brutal mugging

PUBLISHED: 12:04 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:53 15 August 2019

Danny Lassman, 31, suffered wounds to his head, arms and ribs after an unprompted attack. Photo: Lara Ingram

Danny Lassman, 31, suffered wounds to his head, arms and ribs after an unprompted attack. Photo: Lara Ingram

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A man who was violently mugged on his walk home from a pub has hit out at the 'low-life' criminals who attacked him.

The Alleyway off Love Road, where Mr Lassman was attacked. Photo: Google MapsThe Alleyway off Love Road, where Mr Lassman was attacked. Photo: Google Maps

Danny Lassman, 31, said criminals are taking over Lowestoft after being the victim of an unprompted assault on Tuesday, August 13.

He said: "I want them to be caught but I don't think they will. The town is just getting ridiculous. I don't feel safe now."

Mr Lassman, who lives in Lowestoft and works as a cobbler in Great Yarmouth, was attacked by three unknown men at 12.50am as he headed home after a night out at Fieldy's pub.

His walk home takes under two minutes, but as he walked through the alleyway near Love Road Mr Lassman was kicked to the ground and mugged.

Danny Lassman, 31, suffered wounds to his head, arms and ribs after an unprompted attack. Photo: Lara IngramDanny Lassman, 31, suffered wounds to his head, arms and ribs after an unprompted attack. Photo: Lara Ingram

He said: "They didn't jump me, but they pushed me against the wall and I fell to the floor. One of them gave me a good kicking in the ribs while another was going through my pockets.

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"They've taken my wallet, my fags, and my lighter. But they left my mobile phone and my keys. Nothing seems to add up."

Mr Lassman suffered cuts and grazes to his face and arms. His ribs are also bruised.

Danny Lassman, 31, suffered wounds to his head, arms and ribs after an unprompted attack. Photo: Lara IngramDanny Lassman, 31, suffered wounds to his head, arms and ribs after an unprompted attack. Photo: Lara Ingram

"It's the first time anything like this actually happened to me. But this town is getting ridiculous. The amount of break-ins, robberies and assaults is mindless.

"I would tell everyone in Lowestoft to stay vigilant because to be honest I don't think anyone feels safe. The criminals in this town are taking over. Crime life is going up and everyone else's life is going down."

A spokesperson for Suffolk Constabulary said: "Police received a report on Tuesday August 13, following reports that a man in his 30s had been walking home in the early hours of the morning down an alleyway that runs passed Hoseasons Holidays, Raglan Road, Lowestoft, when he was confronted by three males who pushed him against the wall and then onto the floor.

"The man sustained grazing to his forehead and elbow. Enquiries are ongoing."

Danny Lassman, 31, works as a cobbler for Timpsons in Yarmouth. Photo: Danny LassmanDanny Lassman, 31, works as a cobbler for Timpsons in Yarmouth. Photo: Danny Lassman

Witnesses should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/48354/19.

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