At about 12.30am, Gary Holden, 47, was waiting for a taxi home from a party in Thrapston Road when he was punched by a stranger, knocking him to the floor.He was with his partner, who called for an ambulance to take him to Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Hed suffered serious injuries including several cuts to his face, a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain. Speaking about the assault, Gary said: I have had to rely on my partner to let me know what happened as I cant remember anything from the night, only waking up in hospital. It hasnt just been the physical pain that has affected me, I have no idea who has done this and my partner now worries every time I leave the house. Investigating officer DC Lisa Bacon said: This unprovoked assault has understandably left the victim shaken. I would urge anyone with information to call us today. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting: 35/35597/18. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111 or visit: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.