Teenager arrested on suspicion of GBH after late-night Hitchin town centre assault leaves man in hospital with ‘serious eye injury’
PUBLISHED: 12:06 14 May 2017
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.
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