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Man punched outside Camden pub dies

Saturday, December 8, 2012
11:10 AM

A man who was assaulted outside a pub in Camden has died almost two weeks after the attack.

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Police have named his as David Forbes, 42, from Dundee.

His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Mr Forbes was approached by a man outside The Rocket pub on Euston Road at around 2.25am on Sunday, November 25, police said.

In a statement Scotland Yard said witnesses saw the suspect punch Mr Forbes, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the road. The suspect then walked off with a group of men and a woman towards Kings Cross.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 9ins and aged between 25 and 30. He is thought to have a muscular build with short dark hair, wearing a plain white t-shirt.

Mr Forbes was taken to hospital for treatment for a head injury and died yesterday.

An incident room has opened at Hendon under Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command.

He said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have seen this seemingly unprovoked attack or who knows the whereabouts of the suspect. I also wish to speak to anyone who may have seen the victim or suspect earlier in the evening.”

Anyone with information call police on 020 8358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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