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Long Beach Poly wrestling coach assaulted after match

January 7, 2011 |  3:14 pm

Police were looking Friday for three men who assaulted a wrestling coach at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach after a wrestling match on campus.

Officers responded to the school gym about 7:30 p.m. Thursday after three men attacked the coach, whose name was not released, said Nancy Pratt, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department.

By the time officers arrived, the three assailants had fled, she said. They were described as a man in his 40s, an 18-year-old man and another young man.

Witness told officers that the assailants were seated in the stands during the match against Lakewood High School, but when the event ended, they jumped out of their seats and assaulted the coach.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives in the violent crimes unit at (562) 499-1261.

-- Richard Winton

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