Teenager attacked while waiting for taxi home after Swindon night out

The father of a young man who was seriously assaulted on a night out in Swindon town centre is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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His 19-year-old son was bottled in the back of the head by a group of men while waiting for a taxi home near to the Sir Daniel Arms on Fleet Street.

The attack happened at around 1.25am on Saturday, 30 April.

Following the assault, the teenager was taken to Great Western Hospital for treatment.

He said: “He was bottled to the back of the head and kicked in the face by a gang of men when trying to go home in a taxi outside the Sir Daniel Arms.

“My boy was lucky he can look after himself and that the police were present when this happened. He said the four or five guys that attacked him were probably in their 30s and of Eastern European background.

“He was being kept in overnight in hospital as a precaution. He was lucky the police were literally there when it happened and saw that this was unprovoked attack at the back of the Mail Coach.”

Adding: “Thank you for all the support and sharing the status, myself and my boy are very humbled by the support. I got to see him today and thankfully his jaw is not broken and his cuts will heal.

“However I do want these people to face justice so that this doesn’t happen again.”

Wiltshire Police could not confirm whether anyone has been arrested in connection with the incident, and said that their investigation is ongoing.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, can contact the force by calling 101, or reporting it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, if preferred.