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Dundee man David Forbes dies after London pub attack

The Rocket
Image caption Mr Forbes was attacked outside The Rocket pub two weeks ago

A man from Dundee has died of his injuries nearly two weeks after being attacked outside a London pub.

David Forbes, 42, fell to the ground after being punched by a man outside The Rocket pub on Euston Road on 25 November.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said he was taken to hospital for treatment for a head injury but was pronounced dead late on Friday night.

His relatives have been told and a post-mortem examination is to be held.

Officers from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating the assault, which happened at 02:25.

Witnesses said Mr Forbes fell and hit his head on the ground after being punched.

The suspect then walked off with a group of men and a woman towards King's Cross.

He was described as a white man, about 5ft 9in tall and aged between 25 to 30. He is thought to have a muscular build with short dark hair and was wearing a plain white T-shirt.

Det Ch Insp Andy Chalmers said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have seen this seemingly unprovoked attack or who knows the whereabouts of the suspect.

"I also wish to speak to anyone who may have seen the victim or suspect earlier in the evening."

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