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'Spider-Man' Teenager Attacked By Gang Of Men On New Year's Eve

02/01/2014 14:03 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 15:52 GMT
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A general view of atmosphere is seen at the world premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man" at the Regency Village Theatre on Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

A teenager dressed as Spider-Man was knocked unconscious by a gang of men during New Year's Eve celebrations.

The 18-year-old was taken to hospital after the attack in the port of Looe, Cornwall.

Devon and Cornwall police said four or five men set upon the 18-year-old shortly before midnight as he walked to a kebab shop in Fore Street.

"Police are appealing for witnesses after a man dressed as Spider-Man was knocked unconscious in Looe on New Year's Eve," a force spokesman said.

"The 18-year-old man was taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance and was treated for minor injuries including cuts and grazes to his body and face.

"Police are now appealing for any witnesses or information to please call police on 101."