Watch: Glass smashed over head of assault victim in crowded Shoreditch pub The Crown and Shuttle

A man was struck over the head with a pint glass at The Crown and Shuttle pub in Shoreditch, Hackney.
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Detectives investigating an assault in an east London pub have released video footage in a bid to identify two men.

Police say the attack took place at about 10.30pm on Saturday September 30 2023 in The Crown and Shuttle pub in Shoreditch High Street.

The victim, a man aged in his 30s, was involved in an altercation with two unknown men. Police say one of the two men attacked him by hitting him over the head with a pint glass before running off.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

PC Oliver Barlow, leading the investigation, said: “This was a brutal attack that left the victim with a serious injury that required stitches and months of healing.

“We are doing everything we can to find those responsible and have carried out a number of enquiries since the night of the attack, including speaking with witnesses and looking at CCTV.

“We have now identified two men we would like to speak to in connection with the assault and are appealing for help from members of the public to trace them."

“If you were at the Crown and Shuttle pub on the evening of this attack, please look closely at this footage and let us know if you remember seeing either of these men on that night. Similarly, if you recognise them or have any information about the incident, please come forward.

“This may just be the information we need to progress our investigation."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or contact officers via X @MetCC quoting CAD 7960/30SEP23. To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.