Police appeal for witnesses after serious assault outside Hemel Hempstead pub left man with lacerations to his face

The incident happened outside the Gade and Goose pub

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 10:23 pm
Updated Saturday, 29th May 2021, 10:28 pm

Detectives investigating a serious assault outside a pub in Hemel Hempstead are appealing for information and witnesses.

It happened on Galley Hill, in the Gadebridge area, at approximately 11.30pm on Friday, May 28.

The suspect and the victim, both men, allegedly became involved in a verbal altercation outside the Gade and Goose pub.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward

The altercation became physical before the suspect allegedly threw a glass bottle at the victim’s head which smashed, causing lacerations to his face and forehead.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and he has since been discharged.

Detective Sergeant Paul Wadsworth, who is investigating, said: “We believe there may have been others who witnessed the assault, and we are keen to speak to anyone who has information about this incident but has not yet spoken to us.

“In particular, if you live in Fennycroft Road or Raybarn Road and you have a doorbell camera or CCTV system fitted to your property, please review your footage and get in touch with us if you have captured anything you believe could be linked to our investigation.”

You can report information online, talk to one of the Force Communication Room operators via web chat, or call 101 quoting reference 41/39846/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website.

A 26 year old man from Hemel Hempstead has been arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm (Section 18) in connection with the incident. He is currently in police custody.