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Witness appeal following altercation in Whitchurch

Officers are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Watergate, Whitchurch that is believed to have happened just after midnight on 1 January.

Police were called to reports of an altercation in an alleyway outside the Last Orders public house, during which three people suffered injuries that required hospital treatment.

A woman in her 40s is reported to have been pushed over and suffered head and back injuries and two men in their 50s and 60s suffered facial injuries that are not thought to be life threatening or life changing at this time.

Officers arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of assault and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or anybody who may have been in the pub and general area beforehand.

If you have any information about the incident, please call police on 101 and quote reference number 3s of 1 January.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via
*a 22-year-old man from Stone in Staffordshire was arrested on suspicion of assault - grievous bodily harm has been released under investigation.


Issued: 1.10pm, Tuesday 2 January, PR, Corporate Communications

Published 02/01/18