Police have released CCTV images to help trace three men following an unprovoked attack in Croydon. 

A couple were walking through Croydon town centre when they were approached by a group of four men between the hours of 10pm and 10.30pm last year. 

On October 31, 2020, a man in his 30s and his girlfriend, were on the way to a bus stop when they were verbally threatened before being attacked on North End, Croydon. 

The group launched the unprovoked attack and began to punch the male victim in the head and body.

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It was reported that the victim’s girlfriend attempted to stop the men but was grabbed by the hair and thrown to the floor.

Police said that as the four suspects began to leave, the male victim shouted at one of the suspects. It was reported that this suspect retaliated by picking the man up and throwing him on his head to the ground.

The male victim lost consciousness and suffered fractures to the back of his head.

A spokesperson for Met Police said: "Assisted by passers-by, the police and London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called.

"The male victim was taken to hospital and subsequently discharged following treatment.

"Detectives are releasing images of three of the four men involved in the attack – if you recognise them, or have any information that could assist police, please call 101 or tweet @MetCC referencing CAD 10224/31OCT20.

"Alternatively, to remain anonymous you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."