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Man in hospital with serious injuries after unprovoked assault

Police are investigating an assault in Newark which has left a man in a serious condition in hospital.

The incident happened just after 2 am on Sunday, 26 March in Middle Gate.

Two men had been on a night out and were making their way to another pub when they were attacked by three men.

A 39-year-old man was knocked unconscious and transported to Queen’s Medical Centre where he remains in a serious condition. His brother was left with minor injuries.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward to help find the three men responsible. They have been described as white males in their mid to late 20s.

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Detective Inspector Pam Dowson, who is investigating the incident, said: “This was an unprovoked attack on two brothers enjoying a night out in Newark with their friends.

“The pair had been to several pubs on the evening and were making their way back to The Duck pub when the incident occurred.

“The attack has left one of the men in hospital in a serious condition and obviously this is having an immense impact on his family.

“We are determined to catch the people responsible and are already carrying out a number of lines of inquiry including CCTV work.

“We would really like to hear from any members of the public who were out in the Middle Gate area around the time of the attack who either saw what happened or have any information which may assist us in apprehending those responsible.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident number 0041 of 26 March, 2023 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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