Hunt for three people seen in McDonald’s after man punched off his chair

Police are searching for two women and a man after a McDonald’s diner was punched in the face, knocking him off his chair.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was eating in the restaurant in Newbury, Berkshire, when he was attacked.

He became embroiled in a “verbal altercation” with three people who approached him.

One of the trio hit him in the face, knocking him to the floor and leaving him with a black eye, BerkshireLive reports

Fortunately he did not need to go to hospital after the attack, which took place at around 8.17pm on July 16.

Thames Valley Police has now released CCTV images of a man and two women they want to speak to about the incident.

Police believe they may have ‘vital information’.

Investigating officer, PS Richard Tarrant, based at Newbury police station, said: “We would like to appeal to anybody who recognises the individuals in this image to please get in touch.

“You can get in touch by either making a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43220314916.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

It comes after shocking footage showed another attack at a McDonald’s last month.

The clip was shared on social media on July 3 and reportedly takes place at an unknown location in East London at 5am.

The clip, which has already racked up over half a million views, shows two men lunging at one another in the doorway of the fast food franchise.

As they continue to throw punches, two worried people try to intervene in an attempt to pull the fighters apart.

However, as the fight is so heated, they are pushed away.

Shortly after, footage shows the horrifying moment another man proceeds to punch one of the men – which results in a separate fight emerging.

An employee of the fast food restaurant calls another member of staff over to try and calm the situation down, as he pushes the crowd away from the scene.

Multiple bystanders can be seen watching in fear, before the five men are embroiled in a series of kicks and punches at the back of the premises.

Online viewers have taken to share their disgust and reactions in the comments, with many calling the fight an ’embarrassment’.

One person wrote: “Security guard sneaking out when it kicked off”.

Another said: “Embarrassment to the badge”.