Renewed appeal for assault witnesses

MORE witnesses to a vicious attack in Portishead’s High Street are being urged to come forward.

Police have renewed an appeal for information regarding the incident, which happened at 1.15am on March 6 and saw two men and a woman assaulted.

During the previous evening, the woman was drinking with her family in the Plough Inn when she was assaulted by two females, leaving her with minor injuries.

The victim and her family stayed in the pub until 1am. When they left, the two women involved in the earlier altercation were waiting in High Street with three men.

They attacked one of the victim’s group with metal bars and when another man went to help, he was also assaulted.

The two men were taken to Frenchay Hospital where the 30-year-old was given stitches to a head wound and the 50-year-old was treated for a suspected broken jaw.

The men with the metal bars were both white and about 6ft tall. One was described as being in his late 30s to early 40s, of a stocky, muscular build with a shaven head and was wearing a light top. The other was described as being in his early 20s, of medium build and was wearing a light top with dark coat.

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Police have described the main suspects as two white women. One was aged about 20, about 5ft 6ins tall of medium build with dark, dyed blonde hair, dressed casually with jeans.

The second woman was described as aged 38-39, about 5ft 8ins tall, of broad build with reddish/brown coloured hair.

Police believe the assault happened when vehicles were being driven along High Street and detectives investigating the incident are keen to track the drivers.

They would also like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who could help.

Anyone who is able to help should call police on 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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