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Sounds of ‘Massive Brawl’ Caused Neighbours to Call Police to House in Stoughton

Published on: 8 May, 2017
Updated on: 10 May, 2017

Police tape still protecting the scene at 17 New Cross Road this afternoon

A manned police cordon was still in place this afternoon (May 8, 2017) around a house in New Cross Road, Stoughton, following reports of an incident in the early hours.

Curtains drawn and rubbish piled up, a cat looks out from the front window

A neighbour, from several doors down the road, told The Guildford Dragon: “We were woken up around 4am by the sound of a massive brawl so we called the police.”

Others reported hearing a helicopter in the area and a spokesman for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust has confirmed that they and Surrey police attended the incident. They were called at around 4.11am.

It what was reported as an “assault” and one man is reported to have sustained head injuries. He was taken by road to St George’s Hospital in London.

The neighbour said that he believed a man lived alone at the address with “loads” of dogs and cats. One could be seen in the window of the house when the photographs were taken.

“We used to see him exercising his dogs up and down the road.”

This afternoon (3.50pm) Surrey Police issued the following statement: “[We are] appealing for witnesses after two men were assaulted in Stoughton the early hours today.

“One of the men suffered serious head injuries as a result of the incident, which took place in New Cross Road, Stoughton, just after 4am.

“The men were attacked by a group in the street. Both victims were taken to hospital and are still receiving treatment.

“Following the incident, a thorough search of the area was made by officers, and three persons have been arrested. All three, who are all from Guildford, are currently in custody.

“Officers have already carried out a number of enquiries and the investigation remains ongoing.”

The police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any other information which could help, is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 45170047242 or to use the online reporting system found at and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information’ section.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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