Police investigate attack in Devizes

Wiltshire Police need witnesses to come forward after a serious assault in the Market Place, Devizes.

The attack happened at around 2.30am on Saturday 11th December as a 27 year old local man was walking from the Crown Public House in New Park Street to the Corn Exchange.

He began talking to a group of men outside Strakers Estate Agent and for no apparent reason, the men then began to punch and kick the victim causing extensive injuries to his face and head. He was knocked unconscious and was taken to Great Western Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Attack victimThere were three, possibly four offenders. All were in their early 20s and dressed in suits.

PC Louise Randall said: "This appears to be an unprovoked attack on a man who had been enjoying a night out and I am keen to apprehend the offenders as quickly as possible.

Although several witnesses have come forward, this was a busy Saturday night in Devizes and I am sure there are other people who either witnessed the assault or saw this group of men during the course of the evening.

I would therefore be grateful if these people contacted police immediately. It doesn't matter how insignificant you believe your information to be, officers are keen to speak to you."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Louise Randall at Melksham Police Station on 0845 408 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information may be left anonymously, if preferred.