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Appeal following unprovoked assault in town centre
1:19pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
The men depicted with a number next to them is being treated as a suspect in this case. The victim has a striped top on.
WILTSHIRE Police is appealing for witnesses following an unprovoked assault in the town centre.
The incident took place on Sunday, March 3, at approximately 3.45am in Regent Street.
Four unknown men approached the victim, a 23-year-old man, as he walked along the road before attacking him and kicking him to his head and body when he fell to the ground. At no point did the victim attempt to fight back.
The victim required hospital treatment and was left with severe swelling and bruising to both sides of his head and body.
One of the suspects is described as being mixed race, mid-20s, 5ft 9/10ins and of medium build. He also had dreadlocks no longer than shoulder length. He was wearing glasses and wearing a sweatshirt with a large distinctive logo on the chest and dark coloured trainers.
The second suspect is described as being white, mid-20s, average height, skinny build with short blonde hair. He was wearing a sweatshirt with a large logo on the front and back, jeans and white footwear.
The third suspect has pale complexion, wearing a hip length casual anorak and trainers with light coloured soles.
The fourth male is described as wearing a dark casual jacket and dark trousers/jeans and dark footwear with white soles.
Following initial police enquiries, a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Crime Investigator Louise Kennelly, of the Local Crime Team in Swindon, said: "This was a nasty, unprovoked attack.
"The CCTV footage is shocking and shows an innocent male being attacked from behind and beaten and kicked to the head. He was completely defenceless and did not attempt to fight back at all.
"I would like to reassure the local community that Swindon town centre weekend evenings and early mornings are robustly policed.
"I would urge anyone with any information on this assault or if they recognise any of the men in this CCTV, to contact Wiltshire Police immediately.
"All information will be treated in the strictest confidence."
Anyone with information should contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.