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Hollyoaks actor Thomas Scurr attacked in West End

Thomas Scurr
Image caption Thomas Scurr plays Barney Harper-McBride in Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks actor Thomas Scurr was left with a broken cheekbone and a fractured eye socket during an unprovoked attack in London's West End.

Mr Scurr was punched in the face as he and friend James Conway were crossing the northern side of Leicester Square in the early hours of 11 May.

The 22-year-old actor, who plays Barney Harper-McBride in the Channel 4 soap, had been asked to pose for photos by fans before the attack, police said.

Officers are appealing for witnesses.

'Always consequences'

Det Sgt Nathan Tozer said: "This was a nasty and completely unprovoked attack, which resulted in Mr Scurr sustaining serious injuries to his face, and I am keen to identify the person responsible.

"We know that prior to the incident several people identified Mr Scurr and Mr Conway and asked them to pose for photos, and I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have taken pictures of the pair on their phone, or noticed the incident taking place."

The suspect has been described as a stocky white man, about 6ft tall, with a shaven head.

Mr Scurr said: "I would personally be very grateful for any information... hopefully then we can find this guy and show him that there are always consequences."

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