Plea To Find Men Suspected Of Being Involved In City Centre Assault - Hereford
Police in Hereford are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault on three men.
Two of the men received fractured bones in the incident, which happened in High Town by the bull statue at around 2.30am on Wednesday, 22 August.
The victims - all in their 20s - were on their way home after a night out when they were set upon by a group of around ten men.
PC Ashley North from Hereford police station is investigating the assault. He said: "Officers arrived in the area shortly after the incident was reported to police and arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
"However, we know there were more people involved and we are keen to trace the rest of the men who were in the group believed to have instigated the assault.
"This was an entirely unprovoked attack in which the victims suffered a range of injuries from cuts and bruises to fractured ribs and eye sockets.
"There are likely to have been dozens of witnesses to this assault and I would appeal for them to come forward and tell us what happened.
"I would urge anyone who can tell us the identity of the other men involved to contact us. Your calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence."
The man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm was later released on police bail while officers continue their investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident can call PC North on 0300 333 3000, quoting 72S 220812 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.