Sonisphere Organisers Seek Details After 21-Year-Old Man is Assaulted at Festival

The organisers of the Sonisphere festival are urging festival goers to come forward regarding details of an incident at last weekends festival.

George Cook, 21, was attacked by 3 men at Red 2 Camping Field at the festival site last Friday (July 4th). The assault left Cook with numerous fractures to his face, a broken jaw and a smashed eye socket. He required a 5 hour operation at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. He has since returned home and is making a recovery.

Festival director Zac Fox said:

“We were really shocked by what happened to George as the rock and metal audience are by far the best behaved and friendliest that we work with, as demonstrated by all the messages of support that our audience have sent to him. We are doing what we can to help the police with their investigation. We were delighted to hear from his father that he is already making such a good recovery and we look forward to rolling out the red carpet for him if he wants to come along to the next Sonisphere.”

If you have any information at all that may help the police with this investigation please call Herts Police on 101 and quote crime reference G1/14/1678. If you don’t want to give your name call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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