Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man sought over Isle of Wight Festival assault

The man police want to trace is seen holding his arms out
Image caption Police want to speak to the man about the attack in the evening on 12 June

Police have released a picture of a man they want to trace over an attack on a woman at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Jenna Goode, 25, was walking towards one of the big screens in the main arena when a man she did not know rugby tackled her for no reason, police said.

She fell in the mud and broke her right tibia and her ankle, and suffered three torn ligaments in her right foot.

She had been walking with three friends near a bar at the Seaclose Park festival site in Newport on 12 June.

The picture taken at about 20:30 BST - around the time Mrs Goode was assaulted - shows a man with his arms in the air. Police would like to trace that man in connection with the "unprovoked" attack.

In a wheelchair

Mrs Goode, from Southampton, said: "Since the assault I have been in so much pain due to my injuries suffered.

"I spent six weeks in a wheelchair. I have suffered bad depression.

"Prior to this I was a very active person. I have a toddler to run around after and also enjoyed regular gym activity and horse riding.

"Still a couple of months down the line I am still struggling to walk and can only hope that in the next few months I can return to my way of life again."

Mrs Goode's husband Ben, who is self-employed said he had struggled to run his business and generate an income because his wife needed his assistance "with almost everything" in the home.

Witnesses have been urged to contact police.

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