Witness appeal made in Newport assault investigation


Google Streetview – The junction of Nelson Road, Newport

Police on the Isle of Wight are appealing for information following a report of an assault on a 34-year-old woman in Trafalgar Road, Newport.

The woman was driving alone in her car at around 6.45pm on Tuesday 10 July when she approached the junction of Nelson Road.

As she did so, a group of six men walked in front of her vehicle, causing her to stop.

One of the group then smashed the passenger side window before they walked away.

The woman sustained small cuts to her face, as a result of the broken glass.

The men are all described as being white and aged between 20 and 30 years of age.

One of the men was described as having blonde hair and a pink complexion.

Another man was described as being of medium build with a tattoo on his left shoulder, short, cropped hair, and as wearing dark trousers and white trainers.

A third man was described as being of large build, with short, cropped hair.

Anyone who saw what took place is asked to come forward and speak to police on 101 quoting reference number 44180259860.