Bottling and violent attacks at three Ilford pubs over Easter

Police have named the West Thurrock murder victim as Rainham woman Julie Hunt. Picture: PA

Police have named the West Thurrock murder victim as Rainham woman Julie Hunt. Picture: PA - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Easter bank holiday weekend was blighted by three incidents of GBH in or outside pubs in Ilford.

On Saturday (March 31), two men drinking in O’Neill’s, Station Road were bottled during an altercation.

A 35-year-old victim was hit over the head, causing a two-inch gash to his forehead.

He also was bleeding from his nose and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called to the scene.

A 25-year-old man sustained a cut to his eyebrow.

Police are appealing for information and said the suspect is about 5ft 6ins and has a tattoo with two words on his neck.

He has an Irish accent and grey receding hair.

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On Easter Sunday (April 1) police were called after a victim was hit, possibly with a bottle, at Jono’s Public House, Cranbrook Road, and sustained a cut to his head.

Officers arrived at the scene and a suspect was pointed out.

He attempted to run from the police but was captured after unsuccessfully climbing a fence.

He was arrested and released pending further investigation.

On Sunday, April 1, outside the General Havelock Pub, High Road, a 36-year-old victim was attacked by a group of unknown suspects.

He was found by police bleeding and had suffered a broken nose and possibly a fracture to his right eye.

“The victim stated that three males ran towards him, from the high street,” a police spokeswoman said.

“One suspect kicked him across the neck, another punched him across the face, one punched him from behind, and he was hit in the face a few times.

“He stumbled away from them into the road in front of a bus and the males then ran away.”

“He does not know the males, he has not seen them before and has had no issues or problems in the past and doesn’t understand what happened or why.”

The victim only got a quick look at them but said they were aged between 14 and 21, looked eastern European and were all wearing dark clothing.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about the incidents listed above call 101.