MacGowen injured in London pub fight

Former Pogues singer Shane MacGowan suffered facial injuries when he was attacked at a London pub, it emerged today.

Former Pogues singer Shane MacGowan suffered facial injuries when he was attacked at a London pub, it emerged today.

The 46-year-old was assaulted at the Joiner’s Arms in Belgravia at around 6.30pm on Monday.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Officers found a man in his 40s had been assaulted by two men.

"He had received facial injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital. The motive remains unknown. No property was taken from the victim.”

Two men aged 20 and 21 were held for questioning. They were later released and will answer police bail later this month.

The pub manager called the emergency services after the brawl broke out, according to Spirit Group which owns the Joiner’s Arms.

A spokesman for St Thomas’ Hospital said MacGowan was admitted on Monday night but left the hospital before receiving any treatment.

He said: “The patient came in, registered and left before he was actually seen. He didn’t receive any treatment and we don’t know the extent of his injuries.”

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