Man assaulted in town centre
10:10am Monday 21st October 2013 in Latest News
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in the town centre leaving him with serious injuries.
The incident took place at approximately 4am on October 12 in Gloucester Street.
A security guard for a town centre business was patrolling the area when he was threatened by a man with a knife.
An attempt was made to stab him before he was assaulted leaving serious injuries.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins, with short dark hair. He was wearing a black body warmer with a white long-sleeved t-shirt underneath.
Detective Constable Rachel Hardy of Swindon CID said: "This was a terrifying ordeal that has left the victim understandably shaken and distressed.
"If you know this male then please contact Wiltshire Police immediately. Likewise, if you are this male then, again, please contact us immediately.
"We are also keen to speak to anyone that may have witnessed the incident to also make contact."
Information can be passed directly to the Swindon CID via 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0845 555 111.