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  • 1 January 2013, 4:30

'Oompa Loompa' Attack: Police Hunt Pair

Police are hunting two men dressed as 'Oompa Loompa' characters who, along with two other people, attacked a man in a city centre.

The 28-year-old victim suffered cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes, after being confronted by the pair, posing as the fictional chocolate factory workers, as he left a kebab house in Norwich.

The 'Oompa Loompas', accompanied by a man and a woman not wearing fancy dress, attacked the man in the early hours of Thursday on Prince of Wales Road, officers said.

The characters were made famous in the Roald Dahl book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and also featured in films based on the novel.

A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said: "Police are seeking a group of four people, two of whom were dressed as Oompa Loompas, who attacked a male on a night-out.

"Two of the males were dressed as Oompa Loompas from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory with painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops."

The spokesman added: "One of the males in the group then pushed the victim to the floor before he got up.

"He was then hit on the head, fell to the floor and hit again."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has knowledge of it should contact PC Hollie Fisher at Bethel Street police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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