Man had jaw broken in pub attack

Police would like to speak to this man
Police would like to speak to this man

A Crawley man had his jaw broken during an unprovoked attack in a pub.

The 20-year-old was at The Railway pub, in Brighton Road, when he was punched and knocked off his chair by a man.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the victim ran out of the pub as the attacker shouted racist abuse at him.

After going to hospital he was diagnosed as having a broken jaw and a broken tooth.

The attack took place at 11pm on Friday October 2013. Police released an appeal for witnesses today (Monday February 10) along with a CCTV still of the suspect.

The attacker was white, 25 to 30 and of average build. He had dark hair and a beard and was wearing light blue jeans, a dark T-shirt with a large rectangular image on the front and a red and white hoody.

PC Jan Jedrzejewski said: “We believe the attacker may have been at a gig at the Brothers Cafe in Brighton Road, Crawley, earlier that evening with two other men. During the gig the three men took their tops off.

“I’m keen to speak to anyone who might recognise the man from the images or may remember them at the gig before the assault.

“Although the assault took place several months ago we are still trying to catch the man responsible for such a nasty, vicious attack.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1686 of 11/10, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.