Man’s skull fractured during serious assault in Rugby

The assault happened outside the Holly Bush.

The assault happened outside the Holly Bush.

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Warwickshire Police is investigating after a man was seriously assaulted while trying to help a woman in Rugby on Friday night (September 16).

The incident happened outside the Holly Bush pub at the junction of Lawford Road and New Street and left the man with serious injuries.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said: “Some time between 10.30pm and 11.30pm a 29-year-old man intervened in a dispute between another man and a woman with the intention of helping her.

“The second man ran off along New Street, leaving the woman behind, but then returned with a brick which he threw at the first man causing a fractured skull and facial cut.

“The offender is described as a white man, 18-20 years old, about 5ft 8ins tall, slim build with short dark or ginger coloured hair.

“He was wearing grey tracksuit pants at the time and was bare chested.

“The female who was with him is described as white, 17-18 years old, shorter than the man with long dark hair.

“She had been joined by three other females. They all shouted abuse at the victim before he was assaulted.”

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or has any information about the offender.

DC Stephen Hill said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or can help us identify any of the people involved. The victim, who had been trying to help someone, was abused and suffered serious injuries which he did not deserve. We would welcome any information which will help us bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers through their website www.crimestoppers-org.uk quoting incident 536 of September 16.