Hunt still on for attackers

Brian Daurge
Brian Daurge

THE gang of yobs who committed these horrific injuries are yet to be found by police.

Brian Daurge was left nursing the cuts and bruises – including footmarks on his face and back – after he was viciously attacked by a gang of four or five thugs in Church Square, Hartlepool.

Brian Daurge

Brian Daurge

The shocking attack happened at around 4am on Sunday, September 29, as 32-year-old Brian and his partner Carly Hall made their way home from a night out.

The attack began when members of the gang began verbally absuing Carly, and Brian asked them to stop.

Today police confirmed that officers had a response to an appeal for witnesses but the information received has never led to the arrest of any suspects.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “There have been no arrests in connection with the attack on this victim.

“Police had a response to the initial appeal but nothing was revealed that led to any arrests.

“If any further information comes to light we will be investigating further.”

The couple had just left The Loft bar in Church Street and made their way towards Church Square when the incident happened.

The attack also left Brian’s girlfriend Carly, a mum-of-two, nursing bruises, a bump to the head, and injuries to her fingers and ankle, after she desperately tried to get the attackers off Brian.

The couple were taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, where Brian was given x-rays.

Brian described his attackers as “cowardly” and questioned why they needed to fight in such big gangs.

He previously told the Mail: “It’s cowardly behaviour. Fair enough one-on-one, but I didn’t stand a chance against five.

“I must have blacked out at one point, then woke up and heard one of them shouting ‘I’m going to kill him’.

“I woke up again and the police were there, who knows when it might have ended if they hadn’t arrived?”

Anyone who has any information about the incident who has not yet spoken to police, should contact Hartlepool Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.