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BOTTLE ASSAULT LEAVES MAN IN HOSPITAL

HAMPSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault in the High Street, near the junction with Landguard Road, Shanklin between 01:30 and 01:50 on Sunday,13th May.

A 23-year-old man was hit over the head with a bottle. The bottle was then used to cause further injury to his lower back.

The man required hospital treatment, including stitches, for his injuries and was kept in overnight.

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DC Angela Gore said: “There would have been a number of people in the street around the time of the incident. We are particularly keen to speak to a small black vehicle that was driving up the High Street towards the Old Village and had to slow down to avoid the incident.”

An 18-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He has been bailed pending further enquiries to report back to police on Monday, 9 July.

Anyone with information should contact DC Gore at Newport police station on 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

 

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