CCTV released of Yeovil attack

Police have released CCTV of a man being seriously assaulted in Yeovil.

The footage has been released to try and identify the suspects and encourage further witnesses to come forward.

At around 11pm on Sunday May 8, 2011 the victim walked down Middle Street and entered Glovers Walk when he was beaten to the ground and stamped on. The victim remains in hospital where his injuries are believed to be life-changing.

*WARNING: The footage shows scenes of violence some people may find disturbing*

See the CCTV footage

Police have also launched a dedicated phone line for people to report information if their first language is not English. Anyone with information who would like to provide information can leave a message on a confidential line by ringing 01935 402255.

The investigation is continuing and detectives are following a number of lines of enquiry. Appeal posters are being put up throughout the town and three men have been arrested in connection with the incident. After being interviewed they were released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Investigating the incident, Detective Inspector Ian Glover said: “This was an extremely serious assault and a week on the victim remains in hospital and facing life-changing injuries.

“We are determined to identify the people responsible for this violent and unprovoked assault. I am releasing images of the assault in the hope that witnesses will come forward with information about the suspects or the moments before the assault. We know from our enquiries that there were several groups of people in the area and I would appeal for anyone who saw the incident to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively, phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

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