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Police appeal for witnesses to Redditch skate park assaults

West Mercia Police is investigating two assaults that occurred in the Skate Park in Morton Stanley Park, Windmill Drive, Redditch just after 6pm on Sunday 18 August 2019.

The first assault is believed to have occurred when a female was approached by a group of 20 to 25 people. Two females in the group became aggressive towards her telling her they were going to fight her. It is believed she was then punched and slapped to the face. No injuries were suffered.

A male intervened and told the group to leave her alone. The group then started shouting and picking on the male resulting in one of them picking up his push bike and riding it around the park without his permission and a short time later returning it. As he walked away, it is believed he was punched and pushed and chased into the woodland. The male suffered reddening and bruising to the side of his face.

PC Danny Fulford said "We would like to reassure the local community that we are are keen to progress our enquiries and are taking these incidents extremely seriously. Myself and another officer are investigating the two assaults and are asking any further witnesses or anyone with footage of the incident to please contact us as soon as possible.

If you are a further witness or have footage of the incident, please contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident 607s and 639s of 18 August 2019.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Published 21/08/19