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Police appeal for witnesses after violent assault on woman in Gosford Street pub

Felix Nobes 6th Aug, 2018 Updated: 6th Aug, 2018

POLICE investigating a violent assault on a woman in a Gosford Street pub are appealing to trace two potential witnesses.

A 33-year-old woman had her head smashed against a windowsill in the ladies’ toilet of the Oak Inn, Gosford Street, Coventry, at around 4.40am.

Police have released an image of two other women who were in the pub on February 24 at the time of the attack and believe they could hold important information.

The victim sustained head injuries and was treated in hospital.

A Coventry Police spokesperson said: “Officers investigating an assault on a woman at the Oak Inn in Gosford Street, Coventry, which took place on Saturday, February 24, are appealing to trace two witnesses.

“It’s understood that at around 4.40am, a 33-year-old woman was followed into the ladies’ toilets by an unknown woman who grabbed her hair and hit her head against a windowsill. The attacker then left the premises.

“The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for cuts and bruising to her head and has now recovered.

“A 47-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the assault and released pending further investigation.

“Officers are now appealing to trace the two women pictured, who were in the pub at the time of the attack, as they believe they may have vital information about what happened.

“The women are urged to contact DC Elliot on 101 ext. 834 3026 quoting crime reference 20CV/44106T/18.

“Likewise, anyone who recognises them is urged to contact police on the number above.”

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