CCTV image released of man wanted for questioning over attack on Spurs fan
Met Police want to talk to a white man in his early 20s after an ‘unprovoked and cowardly attack’ near Wembley Stadium.
Police investigating an unprovoked attack on a football fan after an FA Cup semi-final earlier this year have released a CCTV image of a man wanted for questioning.
Michael Voller, 23, was punched in the face, suffering a broken cheekbone, jaw, eye socket and skull, after the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday April 22.
It is thought the attack was carried out by a fellow Spurs supporter who may have mistaken him for a Chelsea fan near the north London stadium.
The Metropolitan Police have now released an image of a man, described as a white man in his early 20s, about 5ft 10ins tall. At the time of the attack he was wearing a black hooded top or jacket.
In a statement the force said: “Officers have previously released images of Michael’s injuries and have today, with the assistance of a witness, released the image of a man they wish to identify in the hope that either the public, or Tottenham fans, will be able to name him.”
Mr Voller, a former Tottenham groundsman, was admitted to hospital with serious facial injuries and continues to undergo a schedule of surgery and treatment.
Detective Constable James Robb of Brent CID, the investigating officer, said: “This unprovoked and cowardly attack has resulted in injuries that could affect the rest of a young man’s life.
“There is no place for this kind of violence in football or anywhere else. We will not stop with our investigation until the culprit(s) are brought to justice.
“Someone knows who committed this unprovoked attack and I sincerely hope they do the right thing and help us place this violent individual before the courts.”
Officers said the incident took place outside the Moore Spice Restaurant on Engineers Way at around 7.30pm, when the victim was identified and targeted by another group of Tottenham fans walking in the opposite direction.
It is believed that one of the group mistook Mr Voller for a Chelsea supporter and punched him in the face.
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm on May 9 but was later released with no further action.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Brent CID on 020 8733 3737 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.