Witnesses sought following Trowbridge attack

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a 24-year-old man was assaulted by up to six men in Trowbridge.


The attack happened at around 10pm on Saturday 12 January.

The victim, who was walking alone from Mortimer Street towards Newtown, needed treatment at the Royal United Hospital in Bath for a broken nose and jaw as well as grazing and temporary loss of hearing.

He dropped his mobile phone during the assault and it has not been found.

Detective Constable Tracey Mead said: “This was a vicious attack on a man who was making his way to a friend’s house when he was approached from behind and repeatedly punched in the face. The violence would appear to be unprovoked.

“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the Newtown area late on that Saturday night and who saw what happened. I would also appeal for anyone who knows the identity of any of the men involved in carrying out this attack.”

Any witnesses can call Wiltshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on  0800 555 111.

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4:02pm Tue 26 Feb 13

mighty mac says...

6 on 1 .....discusting
6 on 1 .....discusting mighty mac

4:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

norville says...

mighty mac's spelling....disgusti
ng
mighty mac's spelling....disgusti ng norville

5:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

jigsaw 5 says...

WOW..they must be real hard tough kids lol..they just little kids who can't fight one on one..chicken shites!!!
WOW..they must be real hard tough kids lol..they just little kids who can't fight one on one..chicken shites!!! jigsaw 5

6:47pm Tue 26 Feb 13

mighty mac says...

norville shut up
norville shut up mighty mac

10:25pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Bishops Finger says...

bellends.
bellends. Bishops Finger

4:52am Wed 27 Feb 13

redrum says...

Poor bloke, it would be much cheaper for the tax payers in these instances where there is no doubt about the people who have done the crime to be allowed to take them one by one and give them the same treatment. After all what do they get in court after the coppers have done their job.
Poor bloke, it would be much cheaper for the tax payers in these instances where there is no doubt about the people who have done the crime to be allowed to take them one by one and give them the same treatment. After all what do they get in court after the coppers have done their job. redrum

6:56am Wed 27 Feb 13

old 'arry says...

I have lived to a good old age and drunk my share of Wadworth's, but never ben involved in a fight. Now I admit I was a front-row forward in the local rugger-buggars and I ain't small, but I don't think it was that. I just mind my business, don't interfere in other peoples' arguments, and never walk home when I have drunk one too many.
I have lived to a good old age and drunk my share of Wadworth's, but never ben involved in a fight. Now I admit I was a front-row forward in the local rugger-buggars and I ain't small, but I don't think it was that. I just mind my business, don't interfere in other peoples' arguments, and never walk home when I have drunk one too many. old 'arry

7:56am Wed 27 Feb 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

redrum wrote:
Poor bloke, it would be much cheaper for the tax payers in these instances where there is no doubt about the people who have done the crime to be allowed to take them one by one and give them the same treatment. After all what do they get in court after the coppers have done their job.
If you're proposing to dispense with the judicial system in certain instances to save the taxpayer money, then you may as well go the whole hog and get rid of the courts, magistrates and judges completely, it'll save the country a fortune. Bring back the biblical eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth system, eh redrum... or Sharia Law as some one would call it.
[quote][p][bold]redrum[/bold] wrote: Poor bloke, it would be much cheaper for the tax payers in these instances where there is no doubt about the people who have done the crime to be allowed to take them one by one and give them the same treatment. After all what do they get in court after the coppers have done their job.[/p][/quote]If you're proposing to dispense with the judicial system in certain instances to save the taxpayer money, then you may as well go the whole hog and get rid of the courts, magistrates and judges completely, it'll save the country a fortune. Bring back the biblical eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth system, eh redrum... or Sharia Law as some one would call it. Mrs Donnyfly

9:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

beetawix says...

redrum wrote:
Poor bloke, it would be much cheaper for the tax payers in these instances where there is no doubt about the people who have done the crime .


So you know who did it?
redrum wrote: Poor bloke, it would be much cheaper for the tax payers in these instances where there is no doubt about the people who have done the crime . So you know who did it? beetawix

6:14am Thu 28 Feb 13

redrum says...

Doh, what i am saying is it is important to know the people accused of a crime are definately the ones that did it, in any case.
Doh, what i am saying is it is important to know the people accused of a crime are definately the ones that did it, in any case. redrum

7:04pm Thu 28 Feb 13

notscot says...

redrum wrote:
Doh, what i am saying is it is important to know the people accused of a crime are definately the ones that did it, in any case.
That's why they are the ACCUSED - until the trial is over and the magistrate(s) or jury have\has deliberated.
It's the investigation, evidence, trial etc that helps the decision making process.
It's actually more important to know that those who have been found guilty are definitely the ones that did it.
[quote][p][bold]redrum[/bold] wrote: Doh, what i am saying is it is important to know the people accused of a crime are definately the ones that did it, in any case.[/p][/quote]That's why they are the ACCUSED - until the trial is over and the magistrate(s) or jury have\has deliberated. It's the investigation, evidence, trial etc that helps the decision making process. It's actually more important to know that those who have been found guilty are definitely the ones that did it. notscot

8:06am Fri 1 Mar 13

trowbridge52 says...

this happened on jan 12th and its in here on Tuesday 26th Feb why such a gap in time before asking if anyone witnessed it ,45 days after the event cant say anything from that long ago would stick in my mind ?????
this happened on jan 12th and its in here on Tuesday 26th Feb why such a gap in time before asking if anyone witnessed it ,45 days after the event cant say anything from that long ago would stick in my mind ????? trowbridge52

8:48am Fri 1 Mar 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

trowbridge52 wrote:
this happened on jan 12th and its in here on Tuesday 26th Feb why such a gap in time before asking if anyone witnessed it ,45 days after the event cant say anything from that long ago would stick in my mind ?????
Are you a goldfish?
[quote][p][bold]trowbridge52[/bold] wrote: this happened on jan 12th and its in here on Tuesday 26th Feb why such a gap in time before asking if anyone witnessed it ,45 days after the event cant say anything from that long ago would stick in my mind ?????[/p][/quote]Are you a goldfish? Mrs Donnyfly

12:29pm Fri 1 Mar 13

redrum says...

Be fair, he has got a point. Most of us have jobs and families to contend with on a daily basis and most of us would not be able to pinpoint our thoughts that far back, where we were and what we were doing this far back seems a bit of an ask.
Be fair, he has got a point. Most of us have jobs and families to contend with on a daily basis and most of us would not be able to pinpoint our thoughts that far back, where we were and what we were doing this far back seems a bit of an ask. redrum

3:25pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

redrum wrote:
Be fair, he has got a point. Most of us have jobs and families to contend with on a daily basis and most of us would not be able to pinpoint our thoughts that far back, where we were and what we were doing this far back seems a bit of an ask.
Perhaps the day to day mundane things we do are forgotten, but it's not everyday anyone witnesses six people beating up a solitary person in the street.
[quote][p][bold]redrum[/bold] wrote: Be fair, he has got a point. Most of us have jobs and families to contend with on a daily basis and most of us would not be able to pinpoint our thoughts that far back, where we were and what we were doing this far back seems a bit of an ask.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the day to day mundane things we do are forgotten, but it's not everyday anyone witnesses six people beating up a solitary person in the street. Mrs Donnyfly

2:30pm Sun 3 Mar 13

frankie007 says...

Would anyone who witnessed it & did nothing at the time have the balls to come forward now?
Would anyone who witnessed it & did nothing at the time have the balls to come forward now? frankie007

2:04am Mon 4 Mar 13

trowbridge52 says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
redrum wrote:
Be fair, he has got a point. Most of us have jobs and families to contend with on a daily basis and most of us would not be able to pinpoint our thoughts that far back, where we were and what we were doing this far back seems a bit of an ask.
Perhaps the day to day mundane things we do are forgotten, but it's not everyday anyone witnesses six people beating up a solitary person in the street.
AND ITS NOT EVERY DAY THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WALKING ALONG MORTIMER STREET LATE AT NIGHT EITHER SO POSSIBILITY OF NO ONE SEEING IT OTHER THAN THE ATTACKERS !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redrum[/bold] wrote: Be fair, he has got a point. Most of us have jobs and families to contend with on a daily basis and most of us would not be able to pinpoint our thoughts that far back, where we were and what we were doing this far back seems a bit of an ask.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the day to day mundane things we do are forgotten, but it's not everyday anyone witnesses six people beating up a solitary person in the street.[/p][/quote]AND ITS NOT EVERY DAY THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WALKING ALONG MORTIMER STREET LATE AT NIGHT EITHER SO POSSIBILITY OF NO ONE SEEING IT OTHER THAN THE ATTACKERS !!!!! trowbridge52

7:56am Mon 4 Mar 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

trowbridge52 wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
redrum wrote:
Be fair, he has got a point. Most of us have jobs and families to contend with on a daily basis and most of us would not be able to pinpoint our thoughts that far back, where we were and what we were doing this far back seems a bit of an ask.
Perhaps the day to day mundane things we do are forgotten, but it's not everyday anyone witnesses six people beating up a solitary person in the street.
AND ITS NOT EVERY DAY THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WALKING ALONG MORTIMER STREET LATE AT NIGHT EITHER SO POSSIBILITY OF NO ONE SEEING IT OTHER THAN THE ATTACKERS !!!!!
It doesn't really require LOTS of people to be walking along Mortimer Street for there to be any witnesses, one or two would do. And even if there's nobody on most days, the night in question is a Saturday when the chances of there being others about will have been greater.
[quote][p][bold]trowbridge52[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redrum[/bold] wrote: Be fair, he has got a point. Most of us have jobs and families to contend with on a daily basis and most of us would not be able to pinpoint our thoughts that far back, where we were and what we were doing this far back seems a bit of an ask.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the day to day mundane things we do are forgotten, but it's not everyday anyone witnesses six people beating up a solitary person in the street.[/p][/quote]AND ITS NOT EVERY DAY THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WALKING ALONG MORTIMER STREET LATE AT NIGHT EITHER SO POSSIBILITY OF NO ONE SEEING IT OTHER THAN THE ATTACKERS !!!!![/p][/quote]It doesn't really require LOTS of people to be walking along Mortimer Street for there to be any witnesses, one or two would do. And even if there's nobody on most days, the night in question is a Saturday when the chances of there being others about will have been greater. Mrs Donnyfly

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