Assault in Cowes

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


POLICE on the Isle of Wight are investigating after a man suffered a broken ankle during a fight in Cowes.

Police have appealed for witnesses after the incident, which was reported to have happened at about 1am on Saturday.

A spokeswoman said: "A 22-year-old man was walking home through Cowes when he appears to have been drawn into an exchange of words with two men and two women who were sat on a bench by the corner of Birmingham Road and Shooters Hill.

"A fight has broken out, during which the man sustained an injury to his left ankle. He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment to a cracked fibula.

"Police are seeking to identify two men and two women in relation with the incident:

"The first is described as a white man, with short dark hair, wearing a dark hooded jacket, jeans and trainers. The second is described as a white man, with short dark hair wearing a hoody with white ties and a Nike rucksack.

"The third is a white female with long blonde hair and the fourth suspect is a white female with long brown hair, wearing a dark jacket and dark coloured leggings."

Anyone with information can contact DC Angela Gore at Newport CID by phoning 101.

Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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