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Images issued of two men sought following Eltham assault

News   •   Nov 03, 2020 06:30 GMT

[Two men sought following Eltham assault]

Detectives investigating a violent attack which left a man with a bleed on the brain have released images of two men they would like to trace.

Police were called at 22:18hrs on Saturday, 24 October to reports of an assault outside a pub in Eltham High Street, SE9.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found two men in their 50s unconscious on a pavement outside the White Hart public house.

Both victims were taken to hospital. A 59-year-old man [Victim 1] suffered a bleed on the brain and remains in a critical condition.

A 53-year-old man [Victim 2] received treatment for a serious head injury and has since been discharged from hospital.

Officers carried out CCTV enquiries and established the pair were assaulted by three men after leaving the venue.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, 27 October on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He was interviewed and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Ian Barnard, from the Met’s South East Basic Command Unit (BCU), said:

“We have reviewed CCTV and taken witnesses statements to piece together the events of that evening in an attempt to identify those responsible.

“This was a disgraceful and unprovoked attack which has left a man fighting for his life in hospital. I would urge anyone who recognises the men in these images to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who recognises the men or has information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 8247/24OCT20.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.