Police in CCTV appeal after two off-duty cops assaulted in Covent Garden

Police have released CCTV footage of three men they would like to speak to after two off-duty officers were assaulted trying to break up a brawl in a pub in Covent Garden.

The fight broke out between two groups of men at around 7.10pm on December 20, 2019 at The Maple Leaf pub on Maiden Lane.

The officers who were nearby attempted to break up the fight and were punched by three men.

Both suffered injuries and were taken to hospital. One officer was found to have a dislocated shoulder and the other a broken eye socket.

The three suspects quickly fled the scene.

Detectives are now releasing CCTV footage of three men they wish to speak to in relation to the attack.

Detective constable Karl Lewis said: “These officers were enjoying an evening out when they witnessed a fight which they tried to prevent becoming more serious.

“In doing so, they themselves were set upon and injured, leaving them with significant injuries.

“We are urging anyone who knows the men in this CCTV footage to come forward and speak to us on 101 with CAD reference 6988/20Dec19 or to stay anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The CCTV footage of the three men the police would like to speak to can be found here.


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