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Man forced to jump into canal in Stratford to avoid being attacked

Stratford Editorial 19th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A MAN was forced to jump into the canal in the early hours of the morning to escape being attacked.

The 22-year-old was walking underneath the canal bridge on Timothy’s Bridge Road on Sunday (June 14) around 3am when he was assaulted by unknown individuals.

The victim cannot recall any description of the attackers but jumped into the canal to escape them and sustained several head injuries, which had to be treated at Warwick Hospital.

Police are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information relating to it.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

And a woman was left with minor head injuries after being attacked in Stratford on the same day.

The 39-year-old woman had been walking along Masons Road when she was assaulted around 11.15pm.

Although she is unable to recall particular details of the attackers it is believed one was a white man and another a man of mixed race.

The men left the scene in a grey Nissan Primere.

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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