Police appeal for help in solving brutal attack on Michael Bradshaw from Kenfig Hill
Police are re-appealing for help in solving a "brutal" attack in Kenfig Hill which left the 64-year-old victim with horrific facial injuries.
Tomorrow in the first anniversary of the attack on Michael Bradshaw as he walked on the cycle path behind Bryndu Road and Caer Wetral.
He was rushed to Princess of Wales Hospital following the evening assault by a stranger, and for a while his injuries were so severe he was unable to eat solid food.
South Wales Police detective inspector David Rees from Bridgend CID described Kenfig Hill as a close-knit community, and said someone must know who was responsible.
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He appealed for anyone with information — no matter how insignificant they may think it is — to come forward.
He said: "This was a brutal and unprovoked attack on a vulnerable member of our community, and I am determined to see that the individual responsible is brought to justice.
"It is almost a year since this assault took place and I am asking if anyone can remember what they were doing non March 15 last year and can remember seeing anything suspicious in the area to contact us.
"No matter how small or minor you may think your information may be, please get contact the police.
"Kenfig Hill is a close knit community, where incidents of this nature are very unusual. Someone, somewhere, must know this individual or have further information.
"If anyone witnessed the incident or noticed anything suspicious that day, we urge them to contact us."
The re-appeal follows the arrest of a 21-year-old man on suspicion of assault last week. It is understood he is from the Kenfig Hill area.He has been released on police bail pending further investigation.
*Can you help? Call South Wales Police's Bridgend CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
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