A TEENAGER was left with a broken jaw after being assaulted in Stratford.
The 17-year-old girl was assaulted on Waterside at around 10.30pm on Friday (May 14).
Police say she was left needing hospital treatment and are appealing for help to find a man who may be able to help with the investigation.
They believe the incident is linked with a rise in antisocial behaviour as the number of young people visiting the town at the weekend increases as Covid restrictions ease.
Warwickshire Police is working with Stratford District Council on preventative and enforcement measures in some areas of the town.
Officers have been given extra powers to remove and confiscate alcohol and ensure groups disperse and leave the area within a designated time frame.
The council will be extending its live monitored CCTV system and will work closely with police to address any issues.
Insp Ben Hembry said “We are appalled by the assault on this young lady. We have examined CCTV footage and are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry.
“With restrictions easing and the end of sixth form exams coinciding, young people are coming into the town in high spirits. It is most unfortunate that excessive alcohol fuels unwanted behaviours with serious consequences for those involved or caught up in the crossfire.
“This conduct will not be tolerated. There will be an increased police presence at the weekends and our officers will use the full powers to ensure this pattern of behaviour is stopped. ”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or ring 0800 555 111 to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.