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Police appeal for witnesses following assault

West Mercia police are appealing for witnesses following an assault that took place on Shakespeare Road last night.

Police were called at around 6:15pm following reports of an altercation between a man in his 30s and two other men.

It is believed the offenders arrived in a blue Citroen Picasso and the victim came out into the street.

Following a brief altercation the victim was assaulted before the two men left the scene in the same vehicle.

Shakespeare Road in Worcester Credit: Google Maps

A man in his 30s was taken to Royal Worcester Hospital with facial injuries in the early hours of this morning.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any further information to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 542s of 18 January 2016.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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