Six arrested following violent incident in North Swindon

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Six people were arrested yesterday in relation to a violent disorder in North Swindon. 

At approximately 6.30pm on Friday 12 April, a 22-year-old man was in the car park outside McDonalds at The Orbital, when he was approached by a large group of males who assaulted him.

He suffered injuries to his head and hand, and cuts to his eye which required specialist treatment at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 

A public appeal was issued following the incident, and investigation work has been ongoing to identify those involved. 

Yesterday, we arrested six males – two aged 15, two aged 16, a 17-year-old and a 21-year-old – all from the Penhill area on suspicion of violent disorder and/or inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

They were all interviewed at Gablecross police station and have since been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries. 

Det Sgt Justin Downes, of CID North, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to officers and staff from the wider force who assisted in the arrest and search phases of the investigation, which enabled us to bring these individuals into custody yesterday for questioning. 

“This was a nasty incident which left a man with injuries which required hospital treatment. We will not tolerate this kind of violent behaviour on our streets - it is totally unacceptable that anyone should suffer these kinds of injuries in an unprovoked attack while going about their daily routine."

If anyone witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190035796.

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Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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