Renewed appeal by Brent Police to find ‘hammer thug’ who struck in Colindale

Stefan Craciun is still on the run

Stefan Craciun is still on the run - Credit: Archant

Brent Police have renewed an appeal for information leading to the whereabouts of a fugitive who attacked a man with a hammer in Colindale.

Lina Ergys was jailed for four-and-a-half years

Lina Ergys was jailed for four-and-a-half years - Credit: Archant

Stefan Cristian Craciun chased his victim on the Edgware Road before kicking, punching and beating him with his weapon.

The man was attacked following an argument with Craciun and Ergys Lina, 28, in a nearby snooker club in February 2012.

He sustained injuries to his head, forehead, right leg and both arms.

The 31-year-old failed to turn up at his trial at Wood Green Court and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in his absence.

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He was convicted of one count of grievous bodily harm with intent committed.

Lina was also found guilty of the same charge and was given an identical sentence.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police in Brent on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website at

Related link: Two men jailed for horrifying hammer attack in busy Colindale street

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