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Search for man in fancy dress after three friends violently attacked

The motive for the attack is unclear.

POLICE ARE LOOKING for a man in connection with assaults on two men and a woman that were carried out at a New Year event.

A CCTV image of the suspect shows him in fancy dress with a moustache and beard drawn on, wearing a pink long-sleeved shirt.

It happened at the Tudor Barn pub in Eltham, London shortly before 3am on New Year’s day.

During the attack, a 42-year-old man was approached and headbutted and received an  injury to his eye which has left him permanently scarred.

A 28-year-old woman who tried to intervene and was grabbed and thrown to the ground twice. The suspect held her down to prevent her trying to help.

A second man, aged 34, also attempted to assist and was punched in the face. His front teeth were damaged and he now has irreparable nerve and root damage.

The suspect is described as a white man, of large build and around 6ft. He was aged 45-50, spoke with a London accent and had very short hair.

Despite extensive enquiries the suspect has yet to be identified and there have been no arrests. The motive for the attack is unclear.

PC Martyn Peattie, from Plumstead CID, said: “These three victims all suffered at the hands of this man and have been left with injures that required urgent hospital treatment.

This attack was completely unprovoked and I urge anyone who can identify the suspect to contact me. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Plumstead CID on 07825 273811 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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