Dagenham man remembers nothing of vicious attack in Rainham pub

One of the five men police want to speak with.

One of the five men police want to speak with. - Credit: Archant

One of the victims of a vicious pub attack in Rainham that saw three men punched, kicked and stamped on says he only remembers waking up in a pool of blood.

Ray Fisher-Forbes, 52, of Hainault Road, Dagenham, was left lying unconscious for four minutes after the incident in the Albion pub in Rainham Road.

He said: “I was celebrating my best friends 50th birthday with around 30 friends in a reserved area and family and most of the guests had left leaving me, my wife, my boss and his wife.

“We decided to have one more drink so I walked to the bar and the next thing I remember is waking up in a pool of blood.

“I had no memory of what happened, I didn’t see the attackers, I don’t even know if I ordered a drink.”


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An ambulance was called and Mr Fisher-Forbes was taken to Queen’s Hospital, Romford, with multiple injuries including a broken nose, a black eye, cuts to his head and a swollen left ear.

He has recovered from his injuries and was cleared to return to work three days later but has been suffering headaches and bouts of anxiety when around people.

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He said: “It was the first time I had been to the pub in years but I have never had any trouble in the past.

“I’ve been to my local pub since the attack and that’s been fine.”

Two other men aged 41 and 44 were also assaulted in the pub that evening and were taken to hospital with facial cuts and bruises with the police looking to speak to five men in connection with this attack.

The incident happened on April 27 at around 8pm.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101.

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