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Man left with broken cheekbone after brutal bottle attack in Worcester park

Worcester Editorial 11th Jun, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A MAN was left with serious facial injuries after he was brutally attacked by a large group of youths wielding glass bottles in a city park.

The 30-year-old victim was walking with two friends, aged 33 and 29, through Lansdowne Park last Friday (June 6) about 11.10pm when thy stopped to speak to a young boy playing.

They were then set upon by a large group of young men aged between 15 and 18.

All of the men were injured with the 30-year-old sustaining a broken cheekbone, four broken teeth, cuts to his face and bruising to the face and body and grazes.

He was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.

The other two victims were left with cuts and grazes to their face before they fled the scene.

It is believed a group of young girls was nearby at the time of the incident.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “This was a very serious unprovoked attack by a group of youth armed with bottles.

“One of the men received some very nasty injuries and it could have been a lot worse if they hadn’t made their escape.

“We are appealing for witnesses, who saw the attack or a large group of youths in the Lansdowne or Arboretum areas either before of after this attack took place, to contact us. We would also like to hear from anyone who knows who they are or has information that could lead to us identifying them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Worcester on the non emergency number 101.

Alternatively information can be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or completing its online form by logging on to www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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