Police officer’s husband battered unconscious in unprovoked pub attack in Rainham
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The husband of a police officer, who was left lying in a pool of blood after an unprovoked attack in a pub in Rainham, has said he has no memory of the beating.
Ray Fisher-Forbes, 52, of Hainault Road, Dagenham, was kicked, punched and stamped on the head, at around 8pm on Saturday, April 27, in the bar area of the Albion pub, Rainham Road, and was unconscious for four minutes.
Mr Fisher-Forbes said: “I was celebrating my best friend’s 50th birthday with around 30 friends in a reserved area and family and most of the guests had left leaving me, my wife, my boss and his wife.
“We decided to have one more drink so I walked to the bar and the next thing I remember is waking up in a pool of blood.
“I had no memory of what happened, I didn’t see the attackers, I don’t even know if I ordered a drink.”
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An ambulance was called and Mr Fisher-Forbes was taken to Queen’s Hospital, Romford, with multiple injuries including a broken nose, a black eye, cuts to his head and a swollen left ear.
Two other men, aged 41 and 44 and unknown to Mr Fisher-Forbes, were also assaulted in the pub that evening and were taken to hospital with facial cuts and bruises.
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Police are looking to speak to five men in connection with the attacks.
They have released images of three men they would like to talk to following the incidents.
While on the floor, Mr Fisher-Forbes, a plumbing supervisor, was aided by a man called Darren who stayed with him and helped locate his wife, a police officer, whose phone was dead and was unaware of the assault.
Mr Fisher-Forbes has recovered from his injuries and was cleared to return to work three days later but has been suffering headaches and bouts of anxiety when around people.
He said: “It was the first time I had been to the pub in years but I have never had any trouble in the past.
“I’ve been to my local pub since the attack and that’s been fine.”
Anyone with information should call the police on 101.