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Appeal for information after man seriously assaulted in Cowes


We are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Cowes.

The incident was reported to police on 4 July after the victim had left hospital, however the incident took place on Thursday 30 June.

We have been told that between 9.40pm and 10pm on 30 June, a man in his 20s was walking home from The Painters Arms, and was walking along St Marys Road when he was assaulted by a group of 4 men.

It’s believed he was struck with a metal object, and suffered a broken cheekbone and two fractures to his eye socket as a result. 

The assault took place opposite the grassy area with the metal gate on St Marys Road.

The men responsible were described as follows:

  • First man – white, approximately 6ft 2 ins tall, stocky, mid length dark hair, full beard
  • Second man – white, aged a little over 30, thin, approximately 6ft tall. He had straggly, dark, unkempt hair.
  • Third man – described as wearing a Nike shirt. No further description.
  • We have no description available of the fourth man.

    If you think you know these individuals, or saw a group of men matching this description in the area, please contact police immediately.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44220266334. You can also submit information to us online, here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

    Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org


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