Three men charged over Norwich 'Oompa Loompas' attack

  • 23 March 2013
  • From the section Norfolk

Police investigating an assault involving people dressed as Oompa Loompas have charged three men.

Officers appealed for information following an incident at a kebab shop in Norwich on 27 December.

A 28-year-old man suffered cuts and bruises in the attack which took place on the Prince of Wales Road.

The men have each been charged with two counts of assault causing actually bodily harm.

They are Matthew Wright, 20, of Decoy Road, Potter Heigham; Matthew Watling, 19, of Lighthouse Close, Happisburgh; and Louis Gelinas, 20, of Rectory Road, Sutton.

All three have been released on bail and are due to appear before Norwich magistrates on 8 April.

The Oompa Loompas were fictional characters from the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a movie that was based on a book by Roald Dahl.