Man and woman beaten up on way home

Detectives are releasing images of men they want to trace following an attack in Croydon.

On Saturday, 31 October, between 10pm and 10:30pm, a man – aged in his 30s – and his girlfriend were walking in Croydon town centre to get the bus home.

On their way to the bus stop, a group of four men approached the couple and verbally threatened them before attacking them on North End, Croydon.

The group launched the unprovoked attack and began to punch the male victim in the head and body.

The victim’s girlfriend attempted to stop the men but was grabbed by the hair and thrown to the floor.

As the four suspects began to leave, the male victim shouted at one of the suspects.

This suspect retaliated by picking the man up and throwing him on his head to the ground.

The male victim lost consciousness and suffered fractures to the back of his head.

Assisted by passers-by, the police and London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called. The male victim was taken to hospital and subsequently discharged following treatment.

Detectives are releasing images of three of the four men involved in the attack – if you recognise them, or have any information that could assist police, call 101 or tweet @MetCC referencing CAD 10224/31OCT20.

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