Man in hospital after being attacked in Bristol's Castle Park

-Credit: (Image: John Myers)
-Credit: (Image: John Myers)


A police investigation has started after a man was assaulted in a Bristol city centre park and ended up in hospital with a cut leg. Officers have appealed for witnesses after the man was attacked in Castle Park, in the heart of the city, early on Saturday evening.

Witnesses reported the attack but the victim had gone by the time emergency services arrived. He was later found in hospital with a wound to his thigh.

Police are unable to say, at this stage, how the man was hurt or if a weapon was used to inflict what they described as a “laceration”. Avon and Somerset Police officers are now scouring CCTV footage for clues.

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A force spokesperson said: “"At about 5.15pm yesterday (Saturday, June 1), we were called to Castle Park in Bristol by the ambulance service. They had received a call from a member of the public who reported a man had been assaulted.

"Officers attended the scene and spoke to potential witnesses. The victim was not present but he was located in hospital a short time later.

"He had sustained a laceration to his thigh, which was not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing. A cordon was put in place while forensic work was carried out at the scene, but was stood down at about 8.50pm.

“Enquiries, including reviewing CCTV in the area, are ongoing. Anyone with information about what happened is asked to please call 101 and quote reference number 5224140888."

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