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Darren Wyatt attack: Photo released in bid to catch gang

Darren Wyatt
Image caption Detectives believe at least 10 people were involved in the assault

The parents of a man attacked in Basingstoke have released a photo of their son in hospital in the hope it will prompt witnesses to come forward.

Darren Wyatt 28, suffered serious head injuries in an attack in Spoonwood Close, at about 01:20 BST on Sunday.

His father, who did not wish to be identified, said: "We want to show what these people have done to my son."

Police have made several arrests and charged two men with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

It is believed a gang of about 10 people were involved in the assault.

Mr Wyatt's father said: "This sort of violence wrecks people's lives and we just want people to come forward if they know anything.

"This has been our worst nightmare and we are just hoping he wakes up and is OK."

Mr Wyatt remains in a critical condition in a specialist neurological unit.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact police.

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