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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 January, 2005, 22:53 GMT
Christmas Day attack victim dies
A man died on New Year's Eve after being attacked in the street by a stranger wearing a party hat.

Christopher Mason, 30, was walking with his girlfriend in Market Street, Watford, Herts, when he was assaulted.

A police spokesman said Mr Mason, who lived in the town, was punched in the face and hit his head on a brick wall as he fell early on Christmas Day.

The attacker, who is described as white and about 6ft tall, was wearing a gold Christmas party hat.

He made off in the direction of Casio Road.

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