Mr Francis, from Chichester, said: "I have seen my fair share of fighting, but to go to a branch meeting and meet old friends, and finish up as I did in hospital, is beyond my comprehension." Local businessmen have offered a reward of pounds 500 for information leading to the arrest of the men.
Police have been inundated with calls after a television appeal in the hunt for the killer of Stephen Cameron, 21, who was stabbed in front of his girlfriend by the driver of a Land-Rover Discovery near Swanley, Kent, last weekend.
A spokeswoman said: "People are naming names, some of which have been mentioned before . . . we hope there will be new lines of inquiry from the information, and we will solve this sooner rather than later." Rebecca Fowler
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