Arrest made after man taken to hospital following early hours Hitchin assault

A 48-year-old man was arrested following an assault in Hitchin. Picture: Archant

A 48-year-old man was arrested following an assault in Hitchin. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A 48-year-old man remains in custody following an assault in Hitchin in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to reports of a man being assaulted near Poundland in Brand Street at 4.55am today, with the victim suffering a cut to the back of his head and a cut to his face.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, but has since been discharged.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody. Police believe that both parties knew each other.