TWO people have been charged in connection with a brutal attack in a Marlow pub that left a man with a fractured skull.

The attack happened in the Britannia pub in Little Marlow Road on Friday.

Joseph Crowe, 39, of no fixed abode and Claire Sullivan, 38 of Marlow Road, High Wycombe were charged yesterday (Saturday).

Crowe was charged with one count of Grievous Bodily Harm with intent and two counts of battery.

Sullivan was charged with two counts of battery.

The alleged attack happened at 9.10pm Friday when the 24-year-old victim was sitting at a table.

He was approached by a group of people and a woman in the group is alleged to have punched him in the face.

A man from the same group is also alleged to have punched and stamped on him as he lay unconscious on the floor.

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The victim sustained a fractured skull and lacerations. He was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a stable condition.

Crowe has been remanded in custody to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday).

Sullivan has been released on bail to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, November 17.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Peter Cave, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “This was an extremely violent assault which has left the victim with serious injuries and in need of hospital treatment.

“This happened at a time of evening where there would have been a number of people in the pub, and therefore I would urge anyone with any information to come forward if you have not already done so."

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Call the police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference number 43200328074, make a report online or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make a report online.