Police have released photographs of two men wanted in connection with what they are describing as ‘ a serious assault’ at the Packhorse and Talbot pub in Chiswick High Rd on Saturday 19 February.
The pub’s general manager was stabbed four times as he was standing outside the pub calling an ambulance after a fight broke out. Police were called at 11.20pm and attended with paramedics. The 40-year-old man had serious injuries to his head, neck, arm and hand.
He was taken to hospital where he underwent extensive reconstructive surgery. His injuries will require ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
Another man was also assaulted by several people, leaving him with a broken nose, swelling and bruising.
Witnesses told The Chiswick Calendar the fight happened while punters were watching boxing in the pub. Eye witnesses say a group of seven white, Irish men had been drinking since about 5pm.
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Detectives have identified 30-year-old John Paul McDonagh and 19-year-old Shamus Mongan as people they wish to speak to about the incident. McDonagh is from Greenford while Mongan is from Hendon. Police say both men are known to frequent other areas and could be anywhere in London.
Detective Sergeant Luke Taylor said:
“This was an unprovoked attack that left the victim with really serious injuries that will have a lasting impact. This sort of violence cannot be allowed to stand and we will do all we can to bring those responsible to justice.
“We have carried out a number of enquiries since the incident and have been able to identify two named individuals who we want to locate and speak to urgently. We have taken the decision to release their photos and their names in the hope that someone knows them, or knows where they are.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC with the reference 7914/19FEB.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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