AA DAD was attacked when he stepped in to break up a fight between two men in Malvern.

The dad and his 27-year-old son were walking along Victoria Park Road in the town when the pair spotted two men having an argument.

The pair saw the men having a row and rushed over to help to try and break it up.

The dad stepped in to try and calm the situation down and ended up being attacked himself.

The fight was between two men, both aged 20.


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Police said, during the incident, the good Samaritan was physically assaulted by one of the men.

A man, aged 20, from Rushwick, Worcester, was arrested after the incident and has been released on police bail.

Officers from Malvern Police were called out to deal with the incident, along with two Special Constables from British Transport Police who were also called to the scene.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “A father and his 27-year-old son were walking along the road when an altercation between two 20-year-old men has broken out in front of them.

“The father has stepped in to help break this up, when he has then been physically assaulted by the individuals.”

British Transport Police Gloucestershire Worcestershire and Herefordshire tweeted about the incident, describing it as a "serious assault."

The attack happened at 9pm on Saturday, August 1 in Victoria Park Road, Malvern.

Anyone with any information on the incident can contact West Mercia Police by phoning 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.