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Detectives are keen to trace a number of people who were captured on CCTV in Redhill on Christmas Eve after a man was assaulted.
The incident happened outside Road Runners, Station Road, at around 1.30am on Friday, 24 December. The victim, a 28-year-old man from Fetcham, was assaulted by three people resulting in lacerations to his forehead, which required stitches, and further cuts and bruises to his nose and hands.
The victim was taken to East Surrey Hospital for treatment.
Members of staff from the cab firm attempted to intervene and separate the victim from the suspects.
Police would like to speak to any of the people captured in the images, in particular a white man wearing a red Santa hat, coat and a blue hooded top, and a white woman, with long dark brown hair who was wearing a black coat, as it is believed they witnessed the assault and may have vital information.
The suspects are described as three white men, one was wearing a black and grey stripy jumper, the second suspect wore a grey Santa’s hat, dark coloured coat and dark trousers, and the third suspect has short brown hair and was wearing a beige jumper with a dark coloured top underneath.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Portia Andrews said: “This assault left the victim with nasty injuries. Christmas Eve was a busy night in Redhill and I am convinced there would have been lots of people around at the time of the assault who will have witnessed the incident.
“These images show clearly who I need to talk to and I am confident someone will recognise those captured on CCTV and will be able to come forward with their names. Indeed, if it is you then please speak with an officer as your help could make all the difference to my investigation.”
If you recognise anyone pictured in the images, or if you have any information which could help police with their enquiries, contact Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222 quoting reference RB/10/11663.
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