Appeal for mobile phone footage of incident in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham
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Police are appealing for mobile phone footage and witnesses following an incident in Cheltenham on Friday night where two people suffered injuries.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident, with one charged, and investigating officers are now appealing for anyone who may have captured the events on their mobile phone to come forward.
The incident happened between around 6.45pm and 7.10pm on Friday 2 April and involved an alleged attack with a hammer in Montpellier Gardens.
It is believed the assault started inside the Premier Store on Bath Road where one victim, aged 18, was punched numerous times and a member of the public intervened.
The victim went back to Montpellier Gardens where he had previously been with friends when he was followed there by the suspect and attacked a second time.
Some people in the park intervened and it is alleged that one of these, a 22-year-old man, was hit in the face with a hammer by a second male.
Police were called at around 7.05pm on Friday and a man was arrested in connection with the incident. A second suspect left the scene and was arrested last night (Saturday) on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
The 18-year-old victim was taken to hospital by officers to be assessed for his injuries and he did not require any further treatment.
The 22-year-old victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics having suffered a wound to his face and is now recovering at home after being discharged.
Montpellier Gardens was busy at the time of the incident and a number of witnesses have been spoken to so far.
Investigating officers are now keen to hear from anyone who filmed the incident or anyone who has been sent any footage of what took place as this could assist enquiries.
Anyone who has information or footage is asked to contact police online by completing the update a crime report form and referencing incident 390 of 2 April: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
You can also call police on 101 or anonymously call independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A 20-year-old from Cheltenham has been charged with wounding with intent, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hammer. His bail was refused and he will appear before magistrates in due course.
An 18-year-old arrested last night on suspicion of assault remains in custody today, Sunday 4 April.