Detectives have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to talk to after a brawl aboard a party boat in Newham.
The police were called to a fight on the Tereza Joanne floating venue, moored at King George V dock, Gate 14, Basin South, in the early hours of Sunday morning 30th November last year.
The officers with the London Ambulance Service found a 28-year-old man with a puncture wound and a cracked skull, caused by a piece of furniture.
He’d been beaten so badly emergency responders initially thought he had been shot in the head.
The venue was hosting a Ghanaian event with the well known music act Eazzy and Guru.
The Met say: ‘Towards the end of the evening a mass disorder took place aboard the boat, involving a large crowd of people.’
The victim has had to have speech therapy to help restore his speech, suffers memory loss and requires physiotherapy due to weakness down the right side of his body.
A 20-year-old woman working behind the bar was attacked by a man with a bottle and received a cut to her head.
Newham officers have released CCTV footage and CCTV images of the people they would like to identify in connection with this enquiry.
- Suspect one is described as a black man, approximately 30-years-old, with cornrow braided hair. He was wearing a t-shirt with ‘EA7’ written on the sleeve and a man bag over his shoulder.
- Suspect two is described as a black man, aged around 30-years-old, with short black hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with ‘L7’ written across it in white writing.
Detective Constable Bill Stevens, from Newham CID, said:
We have pursued several lines of enquiry which have unfortunately not yielded a positive result at this time.
We know there were lots of people in the area at the time of the incident and I would urge anyone who was there, or who knows anything about these attacks, to come forward and speak to police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Stevens, on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 – please quote crime reference number: 5333117/14.
The Met Police announced that detectives had arrested two men who remained in custody at a London police station.