Western Morning News

Arrests are made after attack on New Year’s Day

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FOUR people have been arrested after a man was left with serious injuries from a street attack with a guitar in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The incident, which Devon and Cornwall Police are describing as an “assault in the street after an altercatio­n” happened on Trelowarre­n Street in Camborne town centre between 5.10am and 5.20am on January 1.

Police said that the victim, a man in his 30s, was struck a number of times with a guitar and punched by a group of people. He was talking to his girlfriend when the group got involved, leaving him with multiple serious injuries to his head and ear as well as two black eyes.

A 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy from Camborne, a 50-year-old man from Perranport­h and a 25-yearold woman from Launceston were arrested on suspicion of GBH and released on bail until January 28 while investigat­ions continue.

Police are appealing for witnesses and asking for anyone with informatio­n to contact them. A spokespers­on for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “A man was left seriously injured in Camborne after being beaten with a guitar during an assault in the street.

“The man was set upon by a group of people in Trelowarre­n Street sometime between 5.10am and 5.20am on New Year’s Day.

“The victim, in his 30s, was talking with his girlfriend in the street when the group got involved.

“He was struck a number of times with the guitar and punched.

“He sustained multiple serious injuries to his head, a serious ear injury and two black eyes.

“Four people have been arrested on suspicion of assault GBH [wounding with intent]. A 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy from Camborne, a 50-year-old man from Perranport­h and a 25-year-old woman from Launceston have been bailed until 28 January.

“Police are appealing for witnesses and asking anyone with informatio­n to contact them via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/000058/21.”

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