Man suffers serious facial injuries after being punched in the face and chest during New Year’s Day attack in Rugby


A man was repeatedly punched in the face and chest during an unprovoked attack on New Year’s Day.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the assault which occurred sometime between 2am and 2.30am on Wednesday January 1 in Edward Street, Rugby.

The assault is believed to have occurred when a man who is in his 50s attempted to diffuse an argument that was ongoing in the street near to the TA centre.

The man was repeatedly punched to the face and chest, and fell to the floor where the assault continued resulting in serious facial injuries.

Officers believe the assault may have been witnessed by a male and female who stopped at the scene in a black BMW car and also by a male standing near to the TA centre at that time, and are asking these people in particular to please come forward.

Any witnesses are please asked to contact DC 779 Andy Holloway on 01788 541111 ext 6121 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.