Officers are on the hunt for two men wanted in connection with a severe and unprovoked stabbing that took place at a Chiswick pub. Police were called to a pub on Chiswick High Road at 11.20pm on Saturday, February 19 following reports that a man had been knifed.
The Met and London Ambulance Service attended, finding a 40-year-old man who had serious injuries to his head, neck, arm and hand. Paramedics rushed the victim to hospital, where he underwent extensive reconstructive surgery. His injuries were so severe that they will require ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
Another man was also attacked by multiple people, leaving him with a broken nose, swelling a bruising.
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Detectives have issued an urgent appeal for the public’s help in tracing 30-year-old John Paul McDonagh and 19-year-old Shamus Mongan in order to speak to them about the incident. McDonagh is from Greenford, while Mongan is from Hendon. 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.
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“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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