Coventry & Warwickshire

Man injured in Nuneaton glass bottle attack

A man needed stitches to his face and ear after an assault by two men who used a broken glass bottle during an attack in Nuneaton.

The incident occurred on a footpath in the Whittleford Park area at about 12:45 GMT on Tuesday, police said.

The man, in his late 30s, was struck over the head by the bottle and stabbed with its stem before the men ran off towards the Camphill area.

The victim was taken to George Eliot Hospital where he had 13 stitches.

Warwickshire Police said he been walking with a friend who fled the scene when the two attackers were spotted walking towards them near Hamilton Court.

'Serious lacerations'

A force spokesperson said: "The injured man managed to walk down Haunchwood Road and onto Church Road where he called an ambulance from the phone box opposite the Lamb and Flag public house.

"He was taken by ambulance to the George Elliot Hospital for treatment to several serious lacerations to his face including his right ear requiring approximately 13 stitches.

"Officers are asking the public to help them identify the two offenders who are both white and approximately 20-years-old.

"One of the males is described as clean shaven, skinny build and 6ft tall with black hair brushed forward. He was wearing a black anorak coat and blue jeans.

"The second male is described as plumpish build, 5ft 4in tall with black hair and wearing a black coat."

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