Man suffers broken kneecap in incident outside Staple Hill pub

April 14 2020
Man suffers broken kneecap in incident outside Staple Hill pub

POLICE are trying to trace witnesses to an assault outside a pub in Staple Hill which left a man with a broken kneecap.

The incident happened before the coronavirus lockdown, on February 7, in the High Street outside the Portcullis.

Avon and Somerset police say the victim, a man in his 50s, had been in the pub and went outside to have a cigarette at around 11.30pm.

Officers said that while the man was outside there was an incident in which he suffered a broken kneecap, leg and hand injuries.

He was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.

A police spokesperson said an investigation into how the man had been injured had already involved house-to-house enquiries and examination of CCTV footage.

As a result, officers want to trace and question a man in his late-30s or early-40s, who is around 5ft 10in tall and stocky, with short black hair.

He was last seen leaving the scene in the direction of the nearby Miss Millie’s fried chicken takeaway.

Anyone who witnessed the incident can give information online or call 101, quoting the crime reference number 5220 032 673.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crime stoppers on 0800 555111 or online.