A man is in hospital with a serious head injury after he was punched in the face in Bristol city centre.
The attack happened at 1am in the early hours of today, Friday August 20, outside the Be Lucky Casino – the games machine arcade between Sainsbury’s and Aluna, by the bus stops facing the fountains on Broad Quay.
Police have issued two CCTV images as they hunt for a man in connection to the incident. He was pictured with a woman, and police are appealing to her to come forward as a witness.
The victim, a man in his 20s who has not been named, was approached by a man and the two became involved in an altercation.
“The victim was punched in the face by the offender, knocking him to the floor which resulted in a significant head injury. He was taken to the hospital where he continues to receive treatment,” said a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police. “Officers believe the woman pictured witnessed the assault and may be able to help them identify the offender. We appreciate it’s not a clear image but we hope someone may recognise them from their clothing.”
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“The assault left a man in hospital with serious injuries. If you can help, please call 101 quoting reference 5221191516. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.
“No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting www.crimestoppers-uk.org,” the spokesperson added.
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