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Two men seriously assaulted in Hampton Park Road, Hereford
2:29pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
FIVE men have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after two men were seriously assaulted in Hereford.
The attack happened on Hampton Park Road, between The Park and Gorsty Lane, at 3.20am on Sunday.
One of the victims required surgery after sustaining serious facial injuries, while the other man also needed hospital treatment for cuts to his face.
The assault resulted in the stretch of road being closed for around seven hours while forensic officers examined the scene.
“This was a vicious attack where one man in particular sustained some very severe injuries," said Detective Sergeant Tim Powell from Hereford Police Station.
“Five men were arrested shortly after the incident and were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
“They have been released on police bail while we continue our inquiries into this assault.
“This incident happened at a time when many people would have been leaving the city centre following a night out and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact us.
"All information will be treated confidentially.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 0300 333 3000, quoting reference 139S 180813, or the anonymous charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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