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policetapeDetectives on the Isle of Wight are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an assault on a man near to the William Coppin pub in Newport.

In the early hours of Sunday, at around 00:50, a 48-year-old man was attacked near to the verge of the Coppins Bridge roundabout next to the pub. The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries which included a suspected broken eye socket, bruising and swelling to his face.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Andy Cooper of Newport DCID said:

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“There had been a minor altercation inside the pub earlier in the evening. When the man left he was assaulted by another man who was with two women.

“There were a number of people in the area that night and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact police on 101.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Cooper at Newport CID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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