NEWS | Man in hospital after serious assault in Hereford

A 21 year old man is currently in hospital after being attacked by a gang of youths in High Town in Hereford, with serious injuries including multiple fractures a suspected stab wound and a bleed on the brain.

Three people are believed to have been arrested so far and remain in custody.

Please contact West Mercia Police if you witnessed this attack or if you have any information that may help.

The below statement is from the mother of the young man.

My son was badly assaulted last night ( Saturday 17th) outside Santander bank in high town. He was walking home with his girlfriend and some friends when about 12-15 boys aged between 16-18 ( you know the ones who hang around town because they can’t get into pubs) confronted my son and his friends, started pushing him and then beat him.
They smashed his head into the window of the bank then as he fell to the floor kicked him repeatedly in the head. He is currently in hospital with a bleed on the brain, broken bones, broken jaw and a suspected stab wound to the back of the head. He is a hard working 21 year old who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Because of covid we could not travel in the ambulance or go into the hospital with him. This assault took place about 21:30. There was a group of boys hanging around by the Hereford Bull. We have got some witnesses and a few names ( a couple being repeated more than once) The police arrested 2 at the scene and are looking at cctv. If you witnessed the assault or in fact were with this group but didn’t participate in the assault then please do the right thing. My son is alone in hospital with horrific injuries because he didn’t fight back! That’s just not what he does.”

This was an unprovoked vicious attack, please contact West Mercia Police if you can provide any information by calling 101 or contact CrimeStoppers 0800 555 111.