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Chippenham barber making recovery after assault
2:08pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 in News
Barber Isaac Shaw, who was seriously injured in a suspected assault in the town centre last week, is showing signs of recovery.
Mr Shaw, 28, who works for Hairport in New Road and High Street Barbers Ltd in Calne, is believed to have been involved in a fight outside of Bar E11evn on July 22 just after 3am.
Police say he fell to the ground and suffered a serious head injury in the incident.
Mr Shaw is currently in Frenchay Hospital in a critical but stable condition after being admitted with a fractured skull and a bleed to the brain.
A 20-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and was taken to Melksham Police Station.
He has since been bailed to return to Melksham police station on a date later this year, and enquiries are continuing.
Mr Shaw’s mum Sarah took to Facebook on Monday to write: “A really good day today , isaac has opened his eyes, smiled, given kisses and is generally making steady progress, still poorly but a big step made today ,keep those positive vibes coming it really helps ,thanks x”.
Hundreds of people have written messages of support to the barber on his Facebook page since the incident.
Police are still searching for witnesses to the incident.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Robbins said: “We have had a positive response from the public so far but we still need to speak to everyone who was there that night and can tell us what happened.
“Isaac’s family have released his name in the hope that it will jog people’s memories and encourage all of those who know Isaac, or who may have been there with him when this happened, to come forward and talk to police.”
Sector Inspector Martin Schorah, who is based in Chippenham, said is it unusual for incidents like these to happen in the town.
“My thoughts are with Isaac’s family at this difficult time and that I am particularly grateful to Isaac’s brother for assisting the police,” he said.
“My thanks also to the door staff at Bar E11evn who reacted quickly in administering first aid at the scene. This incident has been shocking to the Chippenham community, who thankfully rarely have to experience violent crime – I urge those who haven’t come forward to do so.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Sarah Robbins at Melksham Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information may be left anonymously if preferred.