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Wedding crashers leave man with fractured skull

  • Two men entered wedding reception on Farringdon Street uninvited.
  • They punched a wedding guest and stamped on his head.
  • The victim suffered a fractured skull and eye socket, and lost three teeth.

The City of London Police have today (Friday 14 December 2018) released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an incident of grievous bodily harm which took place in the early hours of Sunday 14 October 2018 on Farringdon Street (EC4).

Officers are investigating the incident, which happened after two men gate-crashed a wedding reception, and left the victim with a fractured skull and eye socket. He also had three of his teeth knocked out.

After entering the wedding reception uninvited, two men were asked by several guests to leave the premises. They refused to do so and became abusive to guests including the best man, father of the bride and another male. After several minutes the two men were ejected from the venue but as they were leaving they grabbed hold of one of the guests and punched him to the floor. When on the floor, the two men stamped repeatedly on his head before walking off.

Officers are now asking the public for their help in identifying the man in the CCTV image released today, to help further their enquiries.

The man is approximately 6 foot tall, black, slim, and has long dreadlocks.

PC Ben Hurley from the City of London Police said:

“Violence of any kind will not be tolerated by the City of London Police and we would encourage anybody who recognises the man in the image released today to get in touch with us.”

“This was a traumatic incident for the victim and numerous other people who had their special day ruined by violent strangers intent on causing trouble.

“It is vital we identify those responsible and bring them to justice.”

If you witnessed this incident, or are able to identify the man, please call the City of London Police on 0207 601 2115. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or give information via

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