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Man set upon by thugs in racist attack in Horley
4:26pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A man was punched in the face and his mouth and jaw injured in a racially aggravated attack in Horley.
The victim, aged in his mid-20s, was set upon by two thugs outside the Kings Head pub in Balcombe Road. The attackers shouted racist language at him before punching him in the face.
He was left needing treatment for his injuries at the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Audrey Cumisky from Reigate CID, called the attack “unprovoked and vicious.”
Det Con Cumisky said: “"We believe the two offenders had been drinking in the Kings Head before the incident.”
She said: “I would ask anyone who knows who they are or who witnessed the assault to contact Surrey Police. "This was an unprovoked and vicious assault and we will do all we can to find those responsible and bring them to justice.” One of the attackers was described as a white man, of slim build, around 5ft 6ins tall, and aged in his mid to late 20s, with collar-length black hair. He was wearing a blue and claret horizontal stripped Arsenal football top. The other attacker was also a white man, of stocky build, around 5ft 10ins tall, and aged in his mid to late 20s with short brown hair. He was wearing a royal blue round-neck T-shirt, and was also seen wearing a black hooded top. Anyone with information on the assault, which happened at about 5.30pm on Sunday, March 3, is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference RB/13/1709, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.