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Man attacked by Luton gang then injured in hit-and-run

A man who was assaulted by a group of men in Luton was then struck by a car that failed to stop while he was fleeing his attackers.

The man was set upon by up to six men who pushed him to the ground and kicked him in the early hours of New Year's Day, in Somerset Avenue in the town.

He managed to get up and run in to Crawley Road where he was hit by the car.

He was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital with head injuries.

Det Con Gemma Widdowfield, investigating said: "This man has been a victim of crime twice, not only has he been attacked but in trying to escape has been struck by a car which has failed to stop.

"If anyone was in the Crawley Green Road area of Luton in the early hours of New Year's Day and saw either of these two incidents, please speak to the police."

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