Re-appeal for information after assault in Trowbridge over the weekend

Alert message sent 14/05/2019 14:58:00

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We are re-appealing for witnesses after a man suffered facial injuries during an incident in Trowbridge over the weekend.

We were called to Fore Street at around 3.30pm on Sunday (12/05/19) and the victim, a 27-year-old man, was taken to hospital for treatment for a large cut to the side of his face. He has since been discharged.

A 39-year-old man from Trowbridge who was arrested shortly after the incident has now been released on conditional bail while our enquiries continue.

Det Sgt Adam Fleetwood-Brown, from Melksham CID, said: "We have spent the past few days carrying out a thorough investigation, including a detailed search of the town park to try to find further evidence.

"However, we still need to hear from witnesses who may be able to help us with the investigation.

"This assault happened in the town centre on a busy Sunday afternoon and we know there are people who saw the incident happen and who know who is responsible.

"We know the people of Trowbridge are concerned about knife crime, and this is something we at Wiltshire Police are taking seriously. However, we cannot do this alone and we need the public to help us and tell us what they know.

"We completely understand that some people may be nervous about speaking to the police. However, I want to reassure you that the information you give us can be kept in strictest confidence, or even anonymously if you prefer."

Inspector Andy Fee, from Wiltshire West Community Policing Team, added: "We know this incident will be concerning to local people, but I want to reassure you that we have responded swiftly.

"All the information we have tells us that this was not a random attack, but involved people who may be known to each other. There is nothing to suggest there is any risk to the wider public.

"However, we have been increasing patrols in the town centre to provide reassurance for local residents and businesses."

Anyone with information should contact Melksham CID on 101, quoting crime reference 54190045382. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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