Gang of adults and children leave man in serious condition after brutal attack in Penzance

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Devon and Cornwall Police
Police have released two photos of people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident (Devon and Cornwall Police)

A gang of adults and children have left a man in a serious condition after he was brutally attacked in Penzance.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they were called at around 3.48am on Sunday morning to reports that a 40-year-old man had been seriously assaulted in Market Jew Street and had been left with a fractured skull as well as life threatening injuries. 

Police said it was reported that he had been walking in the town centre before being approached in the early hours by a group of both adults and children. 

After an altercation, the man was assaulted and forced to the ground where he was subjected to repeated kicks to his body.

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The victim was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital before being transferred to Derriford Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

A 14-year-old boy from Penzance was later arrested on suspicion of assault and causing grievous bodily harm with intent. 

He has been since released under investigation pending further inquiries, 

Police have now released pictures of two people they would like to speak to in connection to reports of the assault. 

Detective Inspector Glenn Willcocks, of Cornwall CID, previously told ITV: “This was a despicable act of violence that has left the victim sedated and in a serious condition.

“It is believed recorded footage of the incident may exist on mobiles. I would particularly like to hear from anyone who was in town at this time and witnessed events.

"There is likely to be a significant police presence in the area throughout the day while forensic teams examine the scene.”

Yahoo News UK has contacted Devon and Cornwall Police for comment.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk and quote the incident of 213 of 15 August or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

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