Appeal For Witnesses Following Newport Assault

Written on October 14, 2021

Police officers have launched an appeal for information after a 17-year-old was assaulted in Newport around 10.40pm on Saturday 9th October as the victim was walking across Tan Bank. He saw a group of eight or nine men walking towards him from the Victoria Park direction.

The men were wearing grey and black tracksuits with their faces covered. It is reported that as the victim walked past the group one of them threw a rock at his face and another one punched him.

The group then walked down Stafford Street in the direction of the High Street.

PC Josh McWilliam has asked anyone who may have any information that could help identify this group to please get in touch.

Anyone with any information is urged to report it using 101 quoting incident 783i of 9 October or they can call PC McWilliam on 07977 957696.

Alternatively, you can speak 100% anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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