Man's head 'stamped on six times' in attack in Plymouth
A MAN is lucky to have survived what police have called a "vicious and prolonged attack" that allegedly saw his head stamped on six times.
The 48-year-old was left as "black and blue" following the alleged early-hours incident in Western Approach, say police.
But lead investigator Detective Constable Tona Pooley added: "It's absolutely amazing that he is OK.
"We believe he was kicked and punched, and that his head was stamped on half a dozen times."
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Police attended reports of an incident on the traffic island between Toys R Us and the Flares nightclub at around 3am on Sunday, September 23.
DC Pooley said three women were said to have intervened in an attempt to break up an alleged assault.
"They were probably quite traumatised," said DC Pooley, who is keen to hear from the brave trio.
Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference EC/12/9121.
Three men aged 21, 25 and 28 have been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. All three were interviewed by police before being released on bail until December 18.