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Teenager seriously injured in New Year's Day attack

Credit: Surrey Police

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a young man was seriously injured in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The incident took place at around 12.30am on Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, after the victim had left The Magpie pub with his friends.

The nineteen-year-old was found on the ground outside the pub suffering from facial injuries. It is believed that a crowd of people were stood nearby and there was also a black Mercedes CLK convertible parked nearby.

The victim was taken to hospital where medics treated his injuries and put plates in his jaw.

Surrey Police urges anyone with information to call 101 quoting, 45170000755 or use the online reporting system found at https://report.police.uk/ and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information' section.

The victim was left with serious facial injuries after what is believed to be an unprovoked attack. It will take some time for him to recover from his injuries - after welcoming in the New Year he has to eat and drink through a straw for six weeks.

The incident happened on one of the most popular nights of the year for going out and it happened in a busy location and I would urge any witnesses to get in touch. Help us to piece together the events and bring those responsible to justice.”

– DC Laura Thompson, Surrey Police

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