Town centre cordoned off as police investigate ‘serious assault’

Police have launched an investigation following an assault in Swindon town centre overnight, which has left one man in a ‘serious condition’.

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The incident is believed to have taken place between midnight and 3am this morning, Monday, 2 May, near the water fountain by Canal Walk and The Parade.

A man, aged in his 30s, was taken to Great Western Hospital with a serious head injury, but was later transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where he remains in a serious condition this afternoon.

Detective Inspector Steve Kirby said: “Enquiries are ongoing into this incident which has left one man seriously injured.

“We are very much at the early stages of the investigation but we would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area of Canal Walk, The Parade and Regent Circus between midnight and 3am this morning, who may have seen a group of three or four men, to call police immediately. Any information, no matter how small, may be crucial to our investigation.”

Call Wiltshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.