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Man knocked unconscious in unprovoked attack

Police have released a picture of a man who they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault that took place in Stroud on Sunday 5 April.

The male victim, aged 23, was assaulted by an unknown male suspect in an unprovoked attack in the early hours of Sunday 5 April 2015.

The suspect struck the victim on the chin causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the pavement and becoming unconscious for a short time.

The incident took place at about 4.15 am by the taxi rank on King Street, Stroud, outside The 99p Shop.

Anyone who recognises the man in the picture is being asked to contact police.

Road rage baseball bat assault in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a motorist was assaulted with a baseball bat in Cheltenham, receiving a serious but not life threatening head injury.

The baseball bat broke in two during the assault.

It happened on the afternoon of Tuesday 31 March when the victim stopped at traffic lights at the junction of Princess Elizabeth Way and Orchard Avenue, and a van behind was in collision.

The victim, age 45, got out of his car, a green Peugeot 206, and approached the van behind to discuss the incident.

He was assaulted by the male who was leaning out of the van, which has been described as a silver transit van with a roof rack and a ladder and/or pipes on the roof.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is being asked to contact Gloucestershire Police.

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Man attacked in Bridgwater

Police say a man is in a critical condition after being attached in Bridgwater. The victim had been with friends in the Green Dragon and Three Lions pub during the evening, and was assaulted after a short walk home.

The attack took place at around 11.30 pm on Monday night on Friarn Lawn. Police, who are appealing for witnesses, say he was attacked by someone who got out of a silver car.

Witness appeal after assault in Blandford

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an assault outside a supermarket in Blandford.

The incident happened at around 1.50pm on Wednesday 25 July 2012 in the car park of Morrison’s on West Street.

The victim, a 26-year-old woman from Birmingham, was unlocking her car when she was approached from behind and punched in the face, causing her to fall to the ground.

She suffered bruising and swelling as a result of the attack.

This was a callous and unprovoked attack on a woman while she stood by her vehicle.

Unfortunately we have no details of the suspect.

However, the victim was helped to her feet by a man who happened to be passing by at the time of the incident, but we have no further details of this person.

We are very keen for him and anyone else who may have witnessed this incident to contact Dorset police in confidence on the non-emergency number 101.

– PC Stuart Loudwell, Dorset Police

Trowbridge assault appeal

Police have released images of two men they want to speak to about a violent assault in Trowbridge which left a man hospitalised.

A 54-year-old man had to have surgery on his neck after being attacked with a glass bottle in an unprovoked incident.

The CCTV pictures show the men walking in the town on the night of the assault in March.

One man is described as white, wearing a grey hoody sweatshirt, jeans and dark footwear. The second man is described as white, with short dark hair, wearing a dark jacket, jeans and white trainers.

If you have information please contact police on 101 and ask for Melksham CID or alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who knows the two men in the CCTV picture. Credit: Wiltshire Police