Man Assaulted at the Bear Pub in Esher

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By stlawrence2 | Thursday, May 03, 2012, 14:56

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at the Bear Inn on Esher High Street. The incident took place on Saturday 28th April at around 8pm. The victim is a 34 year old man from Dorset who became involved in an argument with a man and woman in the pub car park. During the argument the man was punched in the face and knocked unconscious to the ground. 

The man sustained head injuries following the assault and the man and woman were seen leaving the pub and walking in the direction of Sandown Racecourse. The victim was taken by ambulance to Kingston Hospital in a stable condition. 

His assailants are described as follows: The man is described as white, 6ft tall, short dark hair and was wearing a dark long sleeved shirt.

The woman who was with him is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall and was wearing a dark jacket, dark coloured jeans and high heeled shoes.

Despite an extensive police search of the surrounding area the man and woman have yet to be located.

Detective Constable Kieran Gamble, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a nasty incident where a man has suffered head injuries after an argument outside a pub.

"Fortunately he has not suffered any serious injuries and it is still very concerning that this attack took place in broad daylight in a busy public area.

"The pub would have been busy on Saturday night so I would like to hear from anyone who was in The Bear or the car park and may have seen or heard the altercation taking place.

"I also very keen to speak to anyone who saw where the suspects went following the attack.

"Surrey Police will not tolerate violent attacks of this nature and I would urge anyone with information on the attack to come forward so we can bring those responsible to justice."

Anyone who witnessed the assault or with any information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference EL/12/2779, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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