Two men arrested in connection with Packhorse and Talbot stabbing

Image above: police photographs of the two men who were arrested

Arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Detectives investigating a ‘serious assault’ outside the Packhorse and Talbot pub in Chiswick on 19 February have arrested two men.

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 required ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. A second man was also assaulted.

Police had previously appealed for the public’s assistance to help locate John Paul McDonagh, now 31, and Shamus Mongan, now 19. Both men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Tuesday 6 September and remain in custody.

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