A FRESH appeal has been launched by police after a man suffered potentially life-changing injuries in an assault near a pub in Whitminster. 

Officers were called after a man was assaulted near the war memorial area of The Close on Bristol Road at 8.30pm on Tuesday, April 25. 

The man, aged in his 50s, was left with a badly broken ankle that required surgery and has been described by police as a ‘really serious' injury.

Previously, two men and a woman were arrested in connection with the incident, but they were released without charge.

Gloucestershire Police have now issued a second appeal for witnesses following the incident.

A police spokesperson said: “It was reported that the victim, a man in his 50s, had been assaulted by a group of people who had been in The Whitminster pub beforehand.

“He sustained a badly broken ankle which required surgery at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

"Work is ongoing to identify anyone who may have been involved in the assault or witnessed what happened.

“Officers are also asking anyone with mobile phone, dashcam or CCTV footage which they feel is relevant to make contact.”

DC Annabel Brittain said: "A really serious, potentially life-changing injury was suffered during this attack on the war memorial green in Whitminster.

"If you have any information which could help determine what happened and ensure offenders are brought to justice for this, please do contact me as soon as possible."

Information can be submitted by quoting incident 491 of April 24, here - tinyurl.com/4abtem4u

Or email DC Brittain at Annabel.Brittain@gloucestershire.police.uk 

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