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Appeal following serious assault in Penzance

Alert message sent 16/08/2021 16:34:00

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Witness appeal
Police have released images of two people they would like to speak to in connection to reports of an assault in Penzance on Sunday 15 August.
Officers investigating the case are keen to identify and speak to the men pictured, as it’s thought they may have information which could assist the investigation.
Police were called at around 3:48am following reports that a 40-year-old man had been seriously assaulted in Market Jew Street and had sustained a fracture to the skull and other life threatening injuries. 
It was reported that the victim had been walking in the town centre before being approached by a group made up of adults and children. Following an altercation the victim was assaulted and forced to the ground where he was then subject to repeated kicks to his body.
The victim was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital before being transferred to Derriford Hospital where he remains in a stable condition. 
A 14-year-old boy from Penzance was later arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Officers are appealing for anyone who knows the men pictured to contact police. Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting incident 213 of 15 August.
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Images can be seen via the Devon and Cornwall police website
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Linzi Berryman (Police, Devon and Cornwall Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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