CCTV: Images released over Wilton Road assault

Halfway House Wilton Road

10:52am 23rd April 2018

Police investigating a serious assault in Salisbury have released CCTV images that it's hoped might help to prompt some witnesses to come forward.

A man in his 50s was attacked outside the Halfway House pub on Wilton Road at around 1.30am on Friday morning (April 20th).

The victim was leaving the pub when an unknown man approached him and punched him once in the face, causing him to fall down.

The attacker ran away in the direction of Bemerton Heath afterwards.

IMPROVING CONDITION:

He was initially taken to Salisbury District Hospital for treatment and transferred to Southampton General, where he was in a critical condition.

Since then, he's responded well to treatment and is now in a stable condition in hospital.

CCTV RELEASED:

Bemerton Heath Halfway House Assault April 2018

Wiltshire Police has been working on the investigation into what happened since the assault, carrying out house to house enquiries.

They've also been checking CCTV for any clues and have given us pictures of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with the incident - that's pictured above.

An image of two women who were in the area at the time has also been given to us.

It's thought they could be key witnesses who have vital information that might help with the investigation:

Bemerton Heath Halfway House Assault April 2018

Temporary Detective Constable Lauren Barnard, from Salisbury CID, said:

"This was a particularly nasty unprovoked assault, which has left a man seriously ill in hospital.

"The suspect is described as male, wearing a navy-coloured baseball cap with a badge on the front, black knee-length shorts, white trainers and a dark t-shirt, which was pulled up over his face.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have any information and may be able to help with our investigation."

If you can help with any information, you can call Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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