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Appeal for witnesses to serious assault

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Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Whitminster.

Police were called to the war memorial area of The Close, Bristol Road at around 8.30pm on Tuesday 25 April with a report that a man had been assaulted.

It was reported that the victim had been assaulted by a group of people who had run out of The Whitminster pub.

The victim, a man aged in his 50s, sustained a broken ankle and was taken to Southmead Hospital for treatment.

Two men from Gloucester, aged 24 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and a 46-year-old woman from Dursley was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in connection with the incident.

They were later released on police bail with conditions to allow for further enquiries to take place.

A number of people were in the area at the time of the assault and officers are now asking them to come forward as they may be able to assist with the ongoing investigation.

As well as this, officers would like to hear from anyone who was present and may have filmed the incident on their mobile phone or have dashcam/CCTV footage.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Annabel Brittain said: “The victim sustained a really nasty injury during this incident which could sadly impact his way of life moving forward.

“Numerous people were in the area at the time and I’m urging anyone who has information but hasn’t yet spoken to police to please contact us as soon as possible.”

Information can be submittedby completing the following online form and quoting incident 491 of 25 April: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively you can report information anonymously through the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through the website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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