Teenager arrested on suspicion of GBH after late-night Hitchin town centre assault leaves man in hospital with ‘serious eye injury’

The police cordon in Hitchin's Market Place this morning. Picture: Amber Johnson

The police cordon in Hitchin's Market Place this morning. Picture: Amber Johnson - Credit: Archant

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after an assault in Hitchin town centre last night that left a man in hospital with a serious eye injury.

Officers were called at 2.58am this morning to reports that a 19-year-old man had been assaulted in Market Place, causing what police have called a ‘serious injury to his eye’.

A 17-year-old man from Letchworth was arrested on suspicion of GBH, and remains in police custody. The victim is still in hospital.

A police cordon remained in place by the entrance of nightspot Osinsky’s until about 10am this morning, with eyewitnesses reporting the presence of a forensic unit.

Anyone with information that could help the police investigation should call 101, quoting crime reference G1/17/1403.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.


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