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POLICE HUNT FOR SECOND ASSAULT SUSPECT

police400squarePolice are this week continuing to hunt for a man wanted in relation to a serious assault on a 21-year-old in Ryde towards the end of last month.

Officers were called to the lower half of Union Street shortly before 02:50 on Sunday 21st September where it was discovered a 21-year-old man from Ryde had been attacked by two men and had been knocked unconscious.

The assault left the victim with a serious head injury, however thankfully the young man is now on the road to recovery.

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Although one suspect has been arrested on suspicion of assault – an 18-year-old male from Sandown – a second suspect is still at large and is wanted by Police.

The man is described as: white, aged in his late teens to early 20s, 5ft 11″s to 6ft tall and of slim/skinny build. He is said to have dark short hair shaved close to back and sides and he was wearing a long-sleeved light grey/ blue top, light blue jeans, and white trainers.

The 18-year-old Sandown man has been questioned by police and released on bail until 10th October.

Hampshire Constabulary would like to make it clear that the assault did not take place at Coburgs’, despite a previous press release suggesting otherwise. They would like to thank local businesses, particularly management and staff at Coburgs’ bar, for their assistance.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact PC Craig Robins at Newport Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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