Witness Appeal After Student Seriously Injured In Assault - Worcester
Police in Worcester are appealing for witnesses after a student was badly injured in an assault in the early hours of this morning (Friday, 4 October).
The teenager suffered serious head injuries in the incident, which took place on New Street at around 12.15am.
The victim, who is in his late teens, was coming out of Sin Nightclub when he was approached by another man who punched him to the face.
This caused the victim to fall backwards and hit his head on the road. He then tried to get up but fell forwards, resulting in multiple head injuries, including a fractured skull.
Detective Constable Craig Osborne from Worcester CID said: “This appears to have been a totally unprovoked attack in which the victim has been seriously injured.
“He has only been in Worcester for a couple of weeks and it is appalling to think that one of his first experiences of being out and about in the city has resulted in him ending up in hospital.
“We are carrying out an investigation to establish who is responsible for the assault and we are keen to hear from anyone who knows the identity of the offender.
“He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build, and aged 18 to 19 years old. He was clean shaven and had dark hair which was longer on top and swept to the side. He was wearing a white polo shirt light blue jeans.
“Witnesses tell us this man was in a group of five or six other men, who all left the area and headed towards Bar 12 on The Cornmarket following the assault.
“We are also keen to hear from anyone else who witnessed the assault and I would urge anyone with information to call us.”
Anyone with information about this incident can contact Det Con Osborne on 0300 333 3000 quoting reference 8S 041013, or the anonymous charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Issued: Friday, 04 October 2013