A 24-year-old man required 70 stitches in his arm after he was assaulted with a bottle outside a Linslade pub.
The assault happened in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (August 26) as the victim was waiting outside the Ship in Wing Road.
The offender – a white man, in his mid-20s, around 5ft 8ins inches tall with short brown hair and wearing blue jeans and a dark grey top – approached the victim and asked if he had a cigarette.
When the victim said that he didn’t the offender attempted to hit him across the head with a bottle that he had hidden behind his back. The victim managed to raise his hands but suffered serious wounding to his wrist which required in excess of 70 stitches.
Det Con Colin Knight is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the attack or may know the offender.
If you have information relating to this incident, contact Det Con Knight, in confidence, on 01582 394069, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.