Man suffers fractured skull after Dartford pub fight

PUBLISHED: 11:58 09 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:00 09 October 2013

A man was left with a fractured skull after an assault at a Dartford pub in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Detectives are investigating the incident at The Clipper, in Dartford High Street, which happened between 1am and 1.15am.

The victim, in his 20s, is reported to have been dancing in the pub when he became involved in a fight with another man.

He was then punched in the face and knocked to the ground before his attacker left the pub.

The suspect is described as around 5’11” tall, with a medium build and short dark hair. He was clean shaven and wearing a blue and white striped jumper.

He was with another man, described as being very large and wearing a grey polo shirt.

The victim remains in hospital.

Det Ch Kerry Thompson, of Kent Police, said: “This was a nasty and apparently unprovoked assault that has left a young man with serious injuries.

“We are trying to build up a complete picture of the circumstances leading to the incident and I urge anybody in the pub or who saw the suspect leaving to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Det Ch Thompson on 01474 366073, or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555111.

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