Family of man who sustained serious head injuries in attack outside Norwich pub are ‘grateful’ to those who stopped to help

The Prince of Denmark pub on Sprowston Road, Norwich cordoned off after a serious assault. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY The Prince of Denmark pub on Sprowston Road, Norwich cordoned off after a serious assault. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Friday, May 23, 2014
10:02 AM

The family of a man who was found outside a Norwich pub with a serious head injury have told how they will be “eternally grateful” to the people who stopped to help him.

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Police were called to the Prince of Denmark pub in Sprowston Road at about 10.50pm on Monday, May 12, to reports that a man had been seriously assaulted.

The victim, a man in his 50s from Norwich, was initially taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where his condition was initially said to be critical but has since been described as serious but stable.

Eyewitnesses have told how the victim of a serious assault was resuscitated at the side of the road by a passer-by and an A&E doctor cycling home from his shift at the hospital.

A statement issued from the family of the victim, who is believed to be “improving”, said: “The immediate family of the victim assaulted on 12th May would like to thank the people who assisted him at the time, we are eternally grateful.”

Two men, arrested in connection with the incident, have been released on police bail.

The men, aged 39 and 26, both from the Norwich area, were arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, with both to answer their bail at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre on June 11.

Police have launched an investigation into the assault and any witnesses with information are asked to contact Bethel Street CID on 101.

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