Police Seek Help In Identifying Man Who Assaulted Fan At Baroness’ Leeds, UK Show


Baroness can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to the audiences attending their UK shows. First the band publicly condemned a concertgoer for sexually assaulted a female fan at their February 29th, 2016 show in Birmingham, UK. Now comes word the police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who assaulted a 25-year-old man in the moshpit at the group’s February 26th show in Leeds, UK. The victim’s eye socket was fractured as a result of the assault, requiring two metal plates. The West Yorkshire Police put out the following statement regarding that:

“Police investigating a serious assault on a man during a heavy metal band concert in Leeds have released a CCTV image of a man they want to identify.

The victim, a 25-year-old man from Dewsbury, had been watching American band Baroness perform at the Stylus venue at Leeds University Union, in Lifton Place, at about 9.40pm on Friday, February 26.

He was hit in the face after he asked a man who had been deliberately bumping into people on the dancefloor to leave him alone.

He later went to hospital and was found to have a fractured eye socket and needed two metal plates fitting.

PC Marc Guibert, of Leeds District CID, said: “The victim received very serious injuries and we urgently need to identify the man shown in the CCTV image.

“He was described as white, about 6ft 2ins to 6ft 4ins tall, medium build, with a shaved head. He was aged in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties and was wearing a checked shirt.

“Clearly the CCTV image is low quality but we hope that along with the description and the circumstances that someone will recognise him. We would like to hear from anyone who knows someone fitting that description who was at the Baroness gig that night.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 6642 Guibert at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime number 13160092087 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”