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Westfest GBH Can you help?

Police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man they want to speak to following an incident of grievous bodily harm at this year’s Westfest at the Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet. Stuart Brent, 26, from Cornwall, was attacked at around 4.30am on Sunday, 30th  October in the coach car park and suffered life-changing injuries as a result of the assault.

Police have released a picture of Stuart wearing a blue and white long sleeve checked shirt and novelty LED glasses which was taken on the night he was attacked in the hope it might jog someone’s memory.

The man they want to talk to is described as white, aged in his mid-20s, 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build. He had short dark hair and had dark makeup around his eyes. He was wearing a dark red and black checked shirt which was open exposing his chest. The shirt was either short sleeved or had the sleeves rolled up.

He was also wearing a pair of dark knee length shorts.

If you recognise the description please call the police directly on the 24-hour enquiry number 101 and provide the call handler with the reference number 5216241395.

If you witnessed the incident, or have any other information, and have not yet contacted the police then they would also like to hear from you.

If you don’t want to talk to the police, information can also be left anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please tell the call handler you are phoning in relation to Operation Stride.

If the information you give leads to someone being arrested and charged you could be entitled to a cash reward of up to £1,000.

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