CCTV appeal after assault leaves man in a coma

21:15 06 February 2013

Police have released an image of two men they want to trace

Police have released an image of two men they want to trace

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Police have released images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with an attack in Old Compton Street that left a man in a coma.

The 40-year-old victim was standing outside the Prince Edward Theatre when he was passed by two others.

The pair stopped and spoke to him, before one is seen to punch the victim. He subsequently fell to the ground and banged his head, suffering a serious injury and falling into a coma. He remains in a central London hospital.

The incident took place on January 27 at around 3.10am.

The two assailants then walked off up Old Compton Street and turned left onto Frith Street and were last seen heading in the direction of Shaftesbury Avenue.

The first male is described as being white, around 5ft 10ins to 6ft in height, with light coloured hair and was wearing a dark jacket that could be either a ‘North Face’ or ‘Superdry’ jacket.

The second suspect is described as being white, around 6ft in height, with dark hair and wearing a dark coloured coat.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or with information that could assist the investigation, is urged to contact 020 7321 9315 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime reference 6504716/13.

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