Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 50s was left fighting for his life after an argument in KFC yesterday.

Officers were called to the High Street at Walton-on-Thames after reports of three men arguing inside the KFC restaurant at around 5.45pm on August 29.

It was reported that the argument continued outside and the victim was assaulted.

He is believed to have lost consciousness for a time and was rushed to hospital with life threatening head injuries.

The other two men (both in their 20s) fled the scene and were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm at a property in Walton.

They are currently in custody.

Detective Sergeant Antony Preston, who is leading the investigation, said: "The restaurant and surrounding streets would have been extremely busy, and it is imperative that we speak to everybody who was in KFC at the time, or who saw or heard the commotion outside.

"I am also keen to speak to anyone who was driving past the scene, and any delivery drivers collecting orders from KFC, as it is likely that their dashcam or helmet cam may have captured what happened.

"We are not seeking anyone else in connection with this incident, but the public may have noticed an increased police presence locally as a result."

Anyone who was in the area between 5.15pm and 5.45pm, and may have information or footage, is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference PR/45200091641.

Alternatively, you can contact Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or on their website .