POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward to a violent attack which took place on Halloween.
In the attack- opposite The Harefield pub,in High Street, Harefield, a man in his 30s suffered head injuries and cuts and bruises to his face and is believed to have been hit with a metallic object.
The apparently unprovoked assault happened at 11.15pm on 31 October and police are hunting two suspects.
During the incident a woman appeared at the scene, grabbing one of the suspects and tried to get him to stop the confrontation, and police are very keen to trace her.
It is believed the suspects were seen at the Princes Lodge car park later that night.
The suspects are both white, and the first aged between 20 and 30, six foot, and was wearing a black top and blue jeans.
The second, who hit the man with a weapon, is estimated to be aged between 18 and 25, five foot 10 inches tall, and was wearing a white shirt.
The witness the police are keen to trace is described as white, five foot six with shoulder length brown hair.
DC Adrian Back, said: "This was an unprovoked attack on the victim who had been walking in the area of Harefield High Street.
"At the time of the attack there would have been drivers in the vicinity, busy local public houses and many pedestrians in the main thoroughfare.
"In particular we would like to speak to the female who appeared to be the peacemaker just before the attack.
"It may have appeared to some people that they were witnessing a domestic argument between a man and a woman.
"This assault has left the victim badly shaken and he is still recovering from his injuries."
Anyone with information should call Hillingdon CID on 020 8246 1447 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."