Goodmayes assault remains unsolved six months on

POLICE investigating an assault which left a man with life threatening injuries six months ago have launched a fresh appeal for information.

The 28-year-old, who did not wish to be named for fear of reprisals, was left with multiple bleeds on the brain, and a fractured skull and cheekbone following the mass brawl outside The Bridge House pub in Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes on June 18 at around 10.45pm.

After more than three weeks of intensive medical attention, the victim was released from hospital, however still medically unwell.

Despite arresting people in connection with the assault, no one has yet been formally charged, and police are urging people with information to come forward.

Det Con Matt Fairall said police believe the fighting started in the pub following an England versus Algeria match. “It is believed that the injured male was punched repeatedly in the face and kneed in the chest, knocking him to the ground.

“The same male then repeatedly kicked the victim whilst he was laying on the floor.”

The victim was given 57 metal staples by medics in a bid to repair damage from the savage beating, and shortly after the attack was placed into an induced coma, and was described by doctors at the time as being in “a bad way”.

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The victim was in the pub with a group of friends during and after the match.

Police said there is “no suggestion” the disorder was related to the game. The victim was seen leaving the pub as trouble started.

The suspect, described as a white male of medium build and approximately 5ft 9 tall and in his mid to early twenties, immediately escaped the scene.

Those with information should call DC Fairall at Ilford CID on 02083452767, or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800555111.”