A member of staff at a Gerrards Cross hotel was 'punched and struck in the face with an unknown object' after a customer was asked to leave. 

At around 10pm last Friday (July 30) a staff member was outside Ethorpe Hotel in Packhorse Road and was asking a customer to leave.

Another member of staff stepped between the two parties and was punched in the head and pushed to the ground.

As he attempted to get back to his feet, another man hit him in the face with an unknown object.

Two women also assaulted the hotel worker trying to restrain him as he tried to defend himself. The group then left.

The victim sustained a cut to his forehead that required stitches, a puncture wound to his cheek, bruising to his knees and grazes to his hands. He has since been discharged from hospital.

The first attacker is described as a white man, in his early thirties, well built and approximately 6ft tall. He had short blond hair, was clean shaven and was wearing a white t-shirt.

The second is described as a white man, in his late twenties, of slim build. He also had short blond hair, was clean shaven and was wearing a blue t-shirt with white lines on it.

The third is described as an Asian man, around 30-years-old, approximately 6ft 2ins tall. He had long, dark hair tied up in a ponytail and was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

The two women are described as being white and one of them had blonde hair. No further description is available.

Police staff investigator Nick O’Hara, based at Amersham police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who has information, to please come forward.

“There were a number of people who called us about this incident at the time and I am keen to speak to them further about what happened and would urge them to get in touch.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101, or making a report online, quoting reference 43200236480. You can also submit footage via our online portal.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, online or by calling 0800 555 111.”