Appeal to locate two possible witnesses to Fosse Hotel attack

20 Dec 2016 15:39 PM

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Police investigating a group attack in Walker are appealing for help to locate two witnesses who were in the Fosse Hotel when it happened.

Around 4.20pm on Thursday, December 8, a group of 12 masked men in a white van attacked a man who was standing outside of the Fosse Hotel pub on the Fossway.  They were armed with bats, metal bars, hatchets, knives and ammonia and left the victim hospitalised with a fractured skull and stab wounds. A female bystander was also injured by being squirted with ammonia and needed hospital treatment.

A full investigation was launched into the attack and eleven men have been arrested in connection with the attack. Two of these men have been charged with offences and enquiries remain ongoing.

CCTV enquiries carried out in the area have identified two men who were inside the Fosse Hotel pub at the time of the attack and who officers have not managed to speak to about the incident.

The pair were in the pub when it happened and officers are keen to identify them and speak to them about what they might have seen.

Both men are described as being white, in their 30s and of medium build. Both had short dark hair and one man was wearing a dark blue jumper and jeans and the other a dark coloured top.

We are appealing for these men to contact police as soon as possible so we can see if they have any information that could help us with the investigation.

We do have CCTV images of the two men that we will consider releasing to assist us in identifying them if they do not come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 757 09/12/16 or through ringing Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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