Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Bawtry street attack man named as Iain Eldridge by police

Iain Eldridge
Image caption Iain Eldridge remains in a critical condition in hospital

A man who is in a critical condition after he was assaulted near a pub in Bawtry on 1 January has been named.

Iain Eldridge, 35, was with his girlfriend near the Penny Farthing pub when he was approached by an unknown man on Station Road at about 00:40 GMT.

He was assaulted in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack.

The offender fled the scene. South Yorkshire Police are looking for a white man, with blond short hair, in his late 20s to early 30s.

Mr Eldridge was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary but later transferred to Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital where police said he remained in a critical condition with head injuries.

Mr Eldridge's family said in a statement: "Iain is an ordinary, honest, hardworking family man.

"He was just out enjoying New Year's Eve when he was attacked for no reason.

"It could have happened to your son, husband or your father.

"Someone must know who did this and shouldn't be protecting them.

"We just want to know who did this and why."

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