BREAKING NEWS: Man is brutally attacked in Weston

A BRUTAL assault has left a man with serious injuries to his face and head.

A BRUTAL assault has left a man with serious injuries to his face and head.

Gareth Avery, aged 48, was found in Severn Avenue in Weston at around 2am on Saturday after police were called to reports of a loud disturbance.

When officers arrived they found the victim on the pavement. He was taken to Weston General Hospital but was later transferred to Bristol Royal Infirmary where he received treatment for a fractured jaw, cheek bone and serious cuts to his face and head.

Police think the victim, who now has difficulty speaking, was assaulted by a number of men accompanied by one or two women.


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Following the attack the group walked off up Severn Avenue in the direction of Quantock Road.

The main suspect is a white man, about 6ft tall in his early 20s, of skinny build and scruffy appearance who was seen to kick and stamp on the victim's head.

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Another man was reported to have kicked the victim in the head. He was described as a white man, in his early 20s, with short dark hair and slightly shorter than the main suspect.

One of the females in the group was described as a white woman in her early 20s with long brown hair, of medium build. She was wearing a white jacket.

Another man was seen in close proximity of the incident but did not appear to be connected to the group. He was leaning against a wall and appeared to be watching the attack. He is described as a white male, about 5ft 5ins tall, wearing a dark coloured top with distinctive white writing on the front.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the attack or members of the group that played no part in the assault and may have tried to stop it. Anyone who can help is urged to call Weston CID on 0845 456 7000.

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