Police appeal launched after man has chunk of his nose bitten off at motorway services

Beaconsfield Services | Hillingdon Today
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Police are appealing for information in connection with an assault at the Beaconsfield Services on the M40 in neighbouring Buckinghamshire.

The incident of grievous bodily harm happened on the westbound services at about 4.30am on Sunday December 19 2021.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was with his friend outside the entrance to the services when he was attacked by a man. During the assault, the offender bit a chunk out of the victim’s nose off.

A 20-year-old man from Beaconsfield has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He has been released under investigation.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Nathan Devlin said: “I am appealing to any witnesses to please come forward.

“It is believed there was a verbal altercation between the victim and his friend and the offender inside the services prior to the assault.

“If anyone saw or heard anything, or has any footage from the services around the time of the incident then please contact [Thames Valley] police. You can call 101 or visit our website, quoting investigation reference 43210571163.

“If you do not wish to speak to the police, you can report anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting Crimestoppers online.

“The victim sustained a horrific injury, with a chunk of his nose bitten off. He required an emergency operation and may need further reconstructive surgery.”