Arrest after Swindon bottle attack leaves teenager needing facial surgery

By Barrie Hudson - 29 May 2024


An appeal for witnesses has been launched after a bottle attack on a teenaged boy

It happened in Croft Woods on Thursday 23 May between 7pm and 8pm, and the victim was left with facial lacerations requiring surgery.

A police spokesperson said: "The teenager was walking with a friend near to the Intel Building, Pipers Way when he was hit in the back of the head and face. 

"He was then assaulted again with a glass bottle, causing a deep cut to his face. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion on GBH with intent and has been released on bail.

"If you can help with our enquiries please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 54240060007.

"Alternatively, you can contact us Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."


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