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Thames Valley Police appeal for witnesses following grievous bodily harm incident in Milton Keynes

Friday 16 July 2021

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of grievous bodily harm in Milton Keynes.

The incident occurred between 1am and 3am on Wednesday 14th July, when the victim was walking from Walnut Tree to Kents Hill.

He was approached from behind by two men riding e-scooters, armed with metal bars. They struck him in the head and body before he ran away, hiding in nearby bushes. He sustained a fractured wrist, internal injuries and a broken collar bone and remains at Milton Keynes University Hospital at the time of writing.

The offenders have been described by the police as: “white men, riding black electric scooters, wearing dark clothing and carrying metal poles”.

A 25-year-old man of no fixed abode has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent and has been released under investigation.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Greg Hughes spoke of the incident in a statement released today, saying: “This appears to have been an unprovoked and violent attack and I am appealing for anybody who witnessed what happened to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.

“You can call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43210311401 or make a report online.

“You can also phone the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“I would be particularly keen to hear from anybody who may have CCTV, doorbell or camera footage of the incident. You can send this to us via a secure link by visiting https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/serip/appeal/cctv-digital-images

“We have made an arrest in this investigation, but I am keen to speak to anybody who has any information about this incident, no matter how insignificant you believe this information may be.”