Isle of Wight man arrested for glass attack on teen’s face

POLICE have made an arrest after a teenage man’s face was slashed with glass beside a pub in Ryde.

Officers were called to Union Street just before midnight last night (Friday) following a report of a serious asssault in the alleyway between Yelfs Hotel and the Blacksheep Bar, which links with Church Lane.

“A 19-year-old Ryde man was slashed in the face with a piece of glass. This has caused a large wound to their cheek and significant bleeding,” said a Hampshire Constabulary spokesman.

The victim was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, where he was treated for a four-inch facial wound.

Isle of Wight County Press: Police forensics were at the crime scene on Saturday afternoon. Police forensics were at the crime scene on Saturday afternoon.

A 28-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm. 

Detectives investigating the assault are appealing for information from the public. 

If anyone can help, call 101 and ask for Newport CID, quoting the crime number 44220263051.

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