SIX men were arrested yesterday in relation to a violent attack in North Swindon.

A 22-year-old man was assaulted by a group of males outside McDonalds at The Orbital on April 12 at approximately 6.30pm.

He suffered injuries to his head and hand, and cuts to his eye which required specialist treatment at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

A public appeal was issued following the incident, and investigation work has been ongoing to identify those involved.

Wiltshire police arrested six males from the Penhill area all aged between 15 to 21-year-old.

They were all interviewed at Gablecross police station and have since been released on condition bail pending further enquiries.

Det Sgt Justin Downes, of CID North, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to officers and staff from the wider force who assisted in the arrest and search phases of the investigation, which enabled us to bring these individuals into custody yesterday for questioning.

“This was a nasty incident which lefty a man with injuries which required hospital treatment.

“We will not tolerate this kind of violent behaviour on our streets – it is totally unacceptable that anyone should suffer these kinds of injuries in an unprovoked attack while going about their daily routine.”

If anyone witnessed the incident call 101.