16th Jan, 2019

Police thank public for support during assault investigation

Worcester Editorial 19th Jan, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

Police have thanked the public and press for their support during an investigation into a Worcester Assault.

Last week West Mercia Police shared CCTV footage following the assault of a man who was sleeping on a pavement in Worcester.

The appeal has been shared far and wide and investigating officers are thanking those who have shared the message as they continue to urge witnesses to get in touch.

Inspector Gerard Smith said: “This shocking incident has clearly resonated with the public and we would like to thank all the media and all of you who have shared our appeal on Twitter and Facebook. It has demonstrated that as a community we will work together to show that we will not tolerate such crimes in our city.

“We are following all lines of enquiry since last week’s appeal and as a result a man was arrested this morning (Monday, January 18) in connection with the incident but has been released without charge.

“Our investigation continues and, as well as thanking the public for their great support so far, we’d like to reiterate our appeal and urge anyone who has any information about the assault that hasn’t yet spoken to us to come forward.”

The assault happened at approximately 3:15am on Friday, November 6 2015, as the victim was sleeping on the pavement on The Trinity. Following the offence the offender is thought to have walked off in the direction of St. Nicholas Street.

It is believed the offender and the other man had been in Bushwackers nightclub prior to the unprovoked assault. The victim did not sustain serious injuries but was left shaken from the incident.

Information can be given by calling West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident 529S of November 6 2015.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.

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