Stevenage man left with fractured skull after underpass attack

A man was assaulted in the underpass near the Coach and Horses pub in Stevenage High Street

A man was assaulted in the underpass near the Coach and Horses pub in Stevenage High Street - Credit: Archant

A MAN has been taken to hospital with a fractured skull after being assaulted in an underpass.

A 42-year-old man from Stevenage was walking through the underpass close to the Coach and Horses pub on the High Street when he was attacked shortly after 1am on Saturday.

The victim, who was making his way home having spent an evening with friends at the pub, was taken to Lister Hospital in the town with serious head injuries.

Detective constable Richard Fox, who is investigating, said: “This was a nasty incident which has resulted in a man sustaining a serious injury. I would urge anyone with any information at all to come forward.

“We are also very keen to trace a young woman who was with two or three men at the time of the incident, who assisted the victim, to come forward as she may have vital information which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call to the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.