We need your help - did you witness an assault in the city centre?

Issued on 13/6/17 at 3:42 p.m.

Incident number: 17*241144

Did you witness an assault in Belgrave Gate on Thursday night (8 June)?

A woman was approached at around 9.50pm, opposite the stairs to the old Hay Market Theatre, and was approached by a group of between six and eight men, women and youths, both men and women.

A number of them assault her, leading to her falling to the floor, where she was kicked and punched in the face, leaving her needing surgery. She remains in the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

They left her injured on the floor, running in the direction of the Clock Tower. A number of passers-by come to her aid.

Did you see this assault? Do you know any of the people who are responsible for the attack? It has left the 40-year-old victim with a number of serious injuries.

We want to hear from you. Contact DC 4176 Simon Roberts on 101, quoting incident number 17*241144.

Three women, aged 18, 19 and 21, have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, and released under investigation.

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