Firearm found at scene of street attack
Three men who attacked a 30-year-old driver with a metal bar are being sought by police.
The victim was alone and sat in his car at the junction of Tower Road and Trevose Avenue, in Newquay, when he was set upon.
He suffered cuts and bruises to his head and face and bruising to his body during the assault. The man was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro for treatment.
After the attack, which happened at about 8.30pm on Tuesday, the three suspects are believed to have left the scene in a vehicle.
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Police later found a handgun at the scene which has been sent away for forensic analysis. It is not yet known if it is a genuine firearm or an imitation. Officers said the handgun had not been fired and there was no evidence, so far, to suggest there was any attempt to discharge it. No arrests have been made and inquires are ongoing.
Inspector Dave Meredith said: "This was a serious incident involving an assault and the seizure of what is believed to be a firearm. The police take all incidents involving firearms and imitation forearms very seriously."
The case is being investigated by Newquay CID.