Man arrested on suspicion of GBH after attack in Peterborough street

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm after an attack in a Peterborough street on Saturday (May 1).

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 1:52 pm
Police tape cordons off an area of  St John's Street, Eastgate on Saturday.
Police tape cordons off an area of St John's Street, Eastgate on Saturday.

Police were called to reports of violence in St John’s Street, close to the City centre, at 5am on Saturday morning.

They arrived to break up the altercation and as a result, a 27-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. He has since been bailed to return to a police station at the end of May.

The victim of the assault, a man in his 30s, suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Police tape cordons off an area of St John's Street, Eastgate on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We were called at just before 5am on Saturday (5 May) with reports of violence in St John’s Street, Peterborough.

“Officers attended and a 27-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. He has since been bailed to return to a police station at the end of May.

“The victim, a man in his 30s, suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“The investigation is ongoing.”