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29 June 2010, 15:30 | Updated: 29 June 2010, 15:38
A man needed 20 staples to wounds on his head, following an attack outside a pub in Milton Keynes.
It happened on Friday 18th June at about 10.30pm outside The Cricketers Pub in Oldbrook.
The man - who had been drinking in the pub - was attacked with a bladed instrument.
He sustained two lacerations to the top of his head and one to the back of his hand. As well as the staples in his head, he also needed ten stitches in his hand and five in his ear. He was kept in Milton Keynes hospital overnight.
Det Con Simon Tyas, leading the investigation, said: “This was a particularly violent assault and the victim is now scarred for life. The pub was very busy at the time and we know there were people in the pub that witnessed the attack but are reluctant to talk to us. If they saw what happened but don’t want to talk to the police, I would urge them to call Crimestoppers and give any information they have anonymously.
“The victim has given us permission to release photos of the injuries he sustained in the hope it will encourage people with information to come forward. This could very easily have been a murder investigation and we need the public to help us stop this offender doing the same to someone else.”
If you have any information yuou can contact Det Con Tyas on 0845 8 505 505 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.