Police have released images of two male suspects following a violent attack outside a pub in Eltham which left two men in their 50s unconscious on the pavement.

Both victims were taken to the hospital, and one of them, a 59-year-old man, suffered a bleed on the brain and remains in a critical condition fighting for his life.

The Met Police were called to reports of an assault on Eltham High Street, SE9, at around 10:20pm on Saturday, October 24.

Officers and paramedics found two men in their 50s unconscious on a pavement outside the White Hart public house.

Both victims were taken to hospital, where the 59-year-old man remains in a critical condition after suffering a bleed on the brain.

A 53-year-old man also received treatment for a serious head injury and has since been discharged from hospital.

Officers investigating the incident have managed to establish through CCTV that the pair were assaulted by three men after leaving the pub.

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A 33-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, October 27, on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, and has been interviewed and released under investigation pending further enquires.

Police would now like to trace two other men caught on CCTV.

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Detective Sergeant Ian Barnard, from the Met’s South East Basic Command Unit, said: “We have reviewed CCTV and taken witnesses statements to piece together the events of that evening in an attempt to identify those responsible.

“This was a disgraceful and unprovoked attack which has left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

"I would urge anyone who recognises the men in these images to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who recognises the men or has information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 8247/24OCT20.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.