University student left with 'life-threatening' injuries after Aberystwyth street attack

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a university student was left with life-threatening injuries following a serious assault in Aberystwyth.

Ifan Richards Owens, 19, is in critical condition following the attack on High Street at around 2.20am in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Four men, aged 25, 23, 20 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and remain in police custody at this time.

Witnesses who were at, or near, High Street between 12.45am and 2.30am have been urged to contact the police on 101, quoting reference 402.

DCI Anthony Evans, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said: “We are issuing a fresh appeal for witnesses to the assault on Ifan Richards Owens.

“In particular we would like to speak to anyone who gave first aid to Mr Owens before emergency services arrived.

“Mr Owens remains in hospital in a critical condition.

“We would urge anyone with any information that could assist in our investigation any witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have any CCTV or video footage of the incident to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 402 of January 14. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

 

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