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Appeal following assault in Bethnal Green

News   •   Sep 21, 2017 08:53 BST

Detectives in Tower Hamlets are appealing for information following a GBH attack near Cambridge Heath Station.

At 23:00hrs on Saturday, 9 September, the victim, a man in his late 20s was walking along Hackney Road at the junction with The Oval when he was approached by the suspect who was with a girl.

The victim greeted him as he walked.

The suspect then suddenly hit the victim him in the face with such force that the victim may lose sight in one eye.

The victim stumbled into the Queen Adelaide pub and called for help before collapsing outside and waited for an ambulance.

London Ambulance Service took the victim to an east London hospital where he was told that he had life changing injuries following the damage to his eye.

The suspect is described as a male of tanned complexion, aged late teens to early 20s, with either a bald or shaved head. He was around 5ft 6in tall, of slim build. He was wearing a khaki jacket, black trousers, and a black ‘man bag’. He had an earring and was wearing a chain around his neck.

The female he was with is described as black, aged late teens to early 20s, with short shoulder length black hair.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Constable Simon Carson from Tower Hamlets CID said: “This is a horrific attack on an innocent man walking home after an evening out with friends.

“We are appealing for any information as to who the suspect is and what happened. The consequences of this attack will stay with the victim for the rest of his life.”

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or by tweeting @MetCC. To give information anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.