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UPDATE - Appeal for witnesses to Hereford assault

Please see update below in bold.

Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to an early morning assault in Hereford.

It happened in Bishops Meadow at around 3.20am on Sunday (25 March).

A man in his 40s was walking along the path that leads to Hinton Road when he is reported to have been assaulted by a group of males who were walking onto the park through the gates.

The victim suffered head injuries and chest injuries and was helped by a member of the public before being taken to hospital for further treatment.

*A 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident has been bailed until 22 April while investigations continue.

On Tuesday (3 April) a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy - both from Hereford -  were arrested on suspicion of assault GBH. They have been bailed until 22 April.

Enquiries are ongoing but officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area, who witnessed the incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 89S of 25 March.

Issued: 1.30pm, Tuesday 27 March, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Updated: 8.30am, Thursday 5 April, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 27/03/18