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Second arrest and new information emerges in Wolverhampton park assault

02/09/2014

Police investigating an assault on a Wolverhampton student with learning difficulties - in which his bag containing all his coursework was set on fire - have made a second arrest. 
 
Officers also say new information has come to light and their inquiries are now focusing on two girls who may have witnessed the attack. 
 
The 20-year-old student was left with a broken jaw and fractured eye socket following the assault, which took place in Northwood Park at around 5.15pm on Thursday, 5 June. 
 
Detective Constable Lisa Ray said: “Our inquiries into this matter are very much ongoing and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice. 
 
“We now believe that two girls from a local school may have seen what happened and we will be liaising with the school to see if we can establish their identities.”
 
A second boy, aged 16, was arrested on Thursday, 28 August, on suspicion of wounding with intent and later released on police bail. Another 16-year-old boy arrested at the end of July in connection with the assault also remains on police bail. 
 
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.