Fresh appeal over attack that left man fighting for his life outside Welwyn Garden City pub

PUBLISHED: 11:24 17 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:24 17 April 2015

The Two Willows pub, in Howardsgate, WGC

The Two Willows pub, in Howardsgate, WGC


Police have released a fresh information appeal over an attack outside a Welwyn Garden City pub which left a man fighting for his life.

Lee Anthony, 29, remains in a critical condition in hospital following the assault, which happened at around 1.15am on Saturday, March 29.

It is alleged that he was punched by two men.

He suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to Addenbrookes hospital.

Two men, aged 23 and 22 from Welwyn Garden City, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and bailed until May 9.

Det Sgt Sophia Pidgeon, who is heading the investigation, said today (Friday): “We know that not everyone who was at the pub that night has spoken to police about what they may have witnessed and I would urge anyone with information about what is alleged to have happened to call us without delay.

“I am particularly keen to hear from people who were drinking outside the pub.”

Anyone with information can contact the Herts Police non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number B1/15/994. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Two men, aged 23 and 22 years old and who are from Welwyn Garden City, were arrested on suspicion of GBH and have been released on police bail until May 9.

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