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Peter Hart: Man arrested after Guilfest father attack

Nicola and Peter Hart
Image caption Nicola and Peter Hart had left Guilfest with their 16-month-old son

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of attacking a father in front of his wife and 16-month-old son after a Surrey music festival.

Peter Hart, 40, suffered serious head injuries when he was headbutted and punched as he was leaving Guilfest on 13 July in Guildford.

He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Two men, aged 36 and 32, have been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.

Mr Hart's wife Nicola, 41, has been told that he might die following the assault, which took place between 18:30 and 18:45 BST.

Attacked by passenger

He was attacked in King's Road after he gestured to a car to stop to allow his family to reach the other side of the street.

When the car came to a halt passenger got out and assaulted him.

On Friday evening police stopped motorists and pedestrians in the King's Road area, in an attempt to jog their memories.

They are still appealing for witnesses and said they were keen to trace the occupants of a silver or white hatchback vehicle and a black 4x4 vehicle in connection with the attack.

The arrested men are due to report back at Guildford police station on 4 September.

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