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Witness appeal to two separate incidents of assault in Bridgnorth

We are looking to speak to two people in connection with two separate assaults at the Vine pub and anyone who may have any information about either incident.

The first incident happened between 1.30am and 2.00am on Sunday 31 March outside the Vine Pub on Mill Street in Bridgnorth.

The female victims had just stepped outside of the Vine Pub at approximately 1.45am having been in the pub for around an hour.

A man came outside from the pub, approached the two women and following a brief verbal exchange, punched one of the women in the face. While her companion was trying to help her up from the ground, a women exited the pub and she punched the other victim in the face, knocking her to the ground, before returning inside.

The two victims sustained injuries to their faces but did not require medical treatment.

In a second incident outside the same pub on the on Saturday 6 April at around 1.45am a woman was leaving the premises when a man approached her in the alley close to the pub, and after shouting at her punched her in the face and side of her head which struck the wall leaving considerable bruising to her head and face. The man who punched her was joined by a woman with blonde hair who tried taking the victim's phone from her before she was able to get away and call the police.

The man we are seeking to talk to is described as white, 35-40 years old and bald had one arm in a sling on the 6 April. The woman we are seeking to talk to is described as white, 35-40 years old with blonde hair.

PC Julie Ellis said: "These were particularly vicious and unprovoked attacks on three women on two separate occasions. We take reports of this nature extremely seriously and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assaults to please get in touch."

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting for the first incident, incident number 65s of 31 March 2019 and for the second incident please quote 58s of the 6 April 2019.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Issued by Alex Gale, Communications Officer, at 1.45pm on Wednesday 17 April 2019

Published 17/04/19