Stroud robbery victim Shaun Chapman returns to work after attack
BEATEN and bruised but unbowed, attempted robbery victim Shaun Chapman has returned to work.
The disturbing facial swelling suffered by Shaun, 21, from Stroud, after an attack in the town has now reduced.
But Shaun, who went back to his job at a local supermarket earlier this week, now has to contend with severe bruising in the aftermath of his assault.
"I have a small crack to the left side of the jaw," said Shaun, who also cannot currently blow his nose because of doctor's concerns.
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Shaun, for whom further medical treatment probably lies ahead, was set upon by two men as he walked through the Wallbridge underpass in Stroud early last Friday evening.
The robbers, who wore McKenzie tops, punched Shaun in the face and kicked him when he fell to the ground as they tried unsuccessfully to steal his mobile phone.
Police are still hunting the offenders responsible.
Inspector Tony Fisk, from Gloucestershire Constabulary, called it "an unprovoked and vicious attack".
The would-be robbers also brandished a handsaw blade during the incident.
Shaun, who lives with his parents in Bath Road, Stroud, returned to work at Tesco on Wednesday and Thursday but then took holiday leave.
Anyone who can help police investigations into Shaun's assault should phone 101 and quote incident 398 of February 1.
â Police have arrested a man, who was due to appear in court, in connection with two incidents similar to Shaun's attack. The 18-year-old was charged with robbery, false imprisonment and wounding with intent at Bisley Old Road in Stroud on February 4, and with attempted robbery at a premises in King Street, Stroud, also on February 4.