Caught on camera: Moment good Samaritan dressed as a CAVEMAN saves victim from vicious beating
16:42 GMT, 7 December 2012
Help can come in the most unlikeliest forms – and in this instance, it was in the shape of a caveman.
A Good Samaritan dressed as a caveman came to the aid of a helpless victim who was attacked during a vicious street assault.
Police issued CCTV capturing the moment the man, clad in fancy dress, rushed to help the defenceless stranger.
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The thug attacks the defenceless victim, who lies on the floor
Disturbing CCTV footage shows the victim being pushed to the ground before his attacker reigns blows on his face
Although the victim is clearly helpless, the thug continues to attack him in the street
Disturbing images show the 31-year-old victim being punched to the ground before he is knocked out cold with a brutal kick to his face.
The attacker can then be seen beating the man in the head as he lies unconscious in the street – until, out of nowhere, a man dressed in a caveman costume comes to the rescue.
Carrying an inflatable club, the partygoer tends to the injured man – while another man pushes the yob and drags him away – and stays with him until an ambulance arrives.
The victim had been drinking in The Mitre Inn pub in Stourbridge, West Midlands, where a fancy dress party was taking place on Saturday October 27.
To the rescue! The caveman and his acquaintance arrives and pull the attacker off the man
The 31-year-old victim from Lye was protected by the caveman and another man
A helping hand: While the attacker is dragged away by a passer-by, the man in the caveman outfit drops his club on the floor to help the victim
CCTV cameras captured the horrific moment he was attacked after leaving the pub just after 1.30am.
The victim, from Lye, West Midlands, suffered injuries to his head and nose but luckily made a full recovery.
Today West Midlands Police released the footage in a bid to help trace his attacker.
Detective Constable John Horrobin, from the major investigation team in Dudley, said: 'In the footage you will see a couple of people in fancy dress costume.
'There had been a fancy dress party at the Mitre Inn on that night and we are appealing to anyone that may have seen the victim on the night to come forward.
'If you saw the assault we would also like to speak to you – ultimately we are hoping that someone will recognise the attacker and will come forward with a name.
'The victim has little recollection of the attack and thankfully he will make a full recovery.'
Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Horrobin by calling West Midlands Police or leaving information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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