Police are still investigating a brutal attack on a member of staff at a Gerrards Cross hotel – and think the people in these pictures may have vital information about what happened.

A staff member outside the Ethorpe Hotel in Packhorse Road asked a customer to leave at around 10pm on Friday, July 31.

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Another member of staff, a man in his 20s, stepped between the two parties and was punched in the head and pushed to the ground.

As he tried to get up, he was then hit in the face by an unknown object from the guests.

The images that the police have released

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Two other guests also assaulted the victim, trying to restrain him as he tried to defend himself.

The group then left.

The man had cuts to his forehead that needed stitches, a puncture wound to his cheek, bruising to his knees and grazes to his hands.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

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Police staff investigator Nick O’Hara, based at Amersham police station, said: “I am releasing the images of these individuals as I believe they may have important information about what happened.

“If anyone recognises these individuals, or if you believe one of them is you, please come forward.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43200236480

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, online or by calling 0800 555 111.”