A Peckham man suspected of gouging a man’s eyes until he was partially blind is among London’s nine most wanted criminals.
Anthony McDonagh, 30, is sought by police for three allegations of grievous bodily harm after he reportedly attacked a man, punching him and leaving him blind in one eye.
McDonagh is believed by police to be in the Peckham and Nunhead areas, covered by the SE15 postcode.
Police urged anyone who knows of McDonagh’s whereabouts or has useful information – including areas he regularly visits – to get in contact with them.
The appeal was released alongside the names of eight other men that police need to track for unrelated enquiries relating to violent crimes.
Detective Superintendent Lee Hill, said: “Some of the incidents in question have seen victims with some extremely serious injuries and we are asking the public to be additional eyes and ears to help us locate these people.
“We often get asked by the public how they can help keep their communities safe, and providing information such as this is enormously helpful both in preventing and detecting crime.”
He added: “I know some people are unwilling to pass on information such as this. However, I would ask people to consider how they would feel if it was their family member, loved one or friend that had been seriously injured or the victim of crime.
“One phone call could help potentially solve or even prevent a crime from happening.”
Police said McDonagh should not be confronted if recognised, but 999 should be called.
The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The other wanted men being sought by police
- Nicholas Leer, 44 – GBH x 7 – Believed to be in NW5 area
Leer is believed to have punched his victim, instigating a fight during which he has allegedly grabbed the person by the ears and smashed his head into the ground approximately five times, until the victim was unconscious.
- Daniel Cawley, 26 – GBH x 6 – Believed to be in N11 area
Police believe Cawley was involved in a road traffic collision but attempted to flee the scene. He was followed by the victim who approached him when Cawley is alleged have admitted he was drunk. He then started punching and attacking the victim with a spanner, police said. He allegedly attempted to attack the victim’s wife before smashing the windscreen and an iPhone.
- Patrick Ward, 20 – ABH x 10 – Believed to be in SW12 area
Ward was identified by an officer at the scene making off from a burlgary. He then attempted to get into a vehicle and drove off causing the officer to fall and injure themselves, police said. He allegedly mounted the pavement causing another officer to jump out of the path, but this officer was uninjured.
- James Legg, 25 – GBH x 4 (Domestic) – Believed to be in NW1 area
Legg is suspected of assaulting a female victim with a knife, injuring her. He is also wanted on a Bench Warrant issued at Blackfriars Crown Court, relating to an ongoing GBH matter where he is alleged to have punched another person, causing a bleed on the brain
- Mohammed Yassin, 32 – GBH x 5 – Also wanted for recall to prison
Yassin is wanted on suspicion of GBH from an incident in 2011 following an argument where he is believed to have stabbed the victim in the head, neck, arm and abdomen, cutting his liver.
- Gabriel Latouche, 18 – Believed to be involved in drugs supply – Thought to be in Ealing, W3 area
Latouche is believed to have stabbed his victim leaving a 2cm wound to left side of his back. Police said they had identified him from CCTV of incident
- Alex Ellis, 28 – Serious assault x 2 – Believed to be in SW9 area
In a heated argument with a woman in June last year, he is believed to have punched her in the head, causing bruising and swelling. He then failed to attend police interview, officers said. Seperately, in October 2018 Ellis argued with another female, and is alleged to have pushed her to the floor causing her to hit her head on the floor. Detectives said he also damaged a vase & mirror and made off from police.
- Yousef Majed, 25 – Serious assault x 2 – Believed to be in Harrow, HA3 area
Police believe that Yousef and 4 or 5 others assaulted two victims with a wooden bar, metal poles and knives in January. Both victims suffered severe injuries.