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Two injured in violent assault in St Albans Road, Watford
Two men were injured after a violent assault in Watford yesterday afternoon.
Both men suffered head injuries and one was knocked unconscious in the fight, which happened in St Albans Road at around 3.30pm.
An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said the men involved were in their 30s or 40s and had been seen drinking in the area before the dispute occurred.
He said: "One of them took a serious knock to the head, he was out cold, the other was left with a six inch cut across his face.
"I think it was more down to the way he fell than what happened, the other took a punch to the face which smashed his face open.
"I think one of them had stepped in to defend his mate, paramedics were there for a good 30 minutes treating them."
Herts police confirmed they received a report of an alleged assault shortly before 4pm yesterday which resulted in one man suffering a serious head injury and another man suffering minor injuries.
Both men were taken to Watford General Hospital, where the first remains in a stable condition with serious but not life threatening injuries, and the second has now been discharged.
A scene guard was set up yesterday afternoon while scenes of crime officers investigated the incident.
A 28-year-old man from Watford, was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning GBH and released on bail while investigations continue.