Police have released images of two men they would like to speak to after a man was brutally attacked in Peckham.
Officers were called at 00:17hrs on Saturday, 24 February to reports of an assault in Rye Lane, SE15.
London Ambulance Service attended and found a 19-year-old man suffering from serious facial injuries, including a fractured jaw, two fractured cheek bones and a swollen eye socket
He was taken to a south London hospital where he was kept for several days and required surgery before being discharged.
The victim was inside a restaurant in Rye Lane at about 00:10hrs buying food when he became involved in a heated discussion with another man [Suspect 1].
Suspect 1 and a man he was with [Suspect 2] then left the restaurant and the victim and his friend left shortly afterwards.
Once outside, Suspect 1 took off his coat and handed it to Suspect 2 before repeatedly punching and kicking the victim. One of the blows knocked the victim unconscious and he fell, face first, into the road.
The suspects then left the scene in an unknown direction.
Suspect 1 is described as a black male, aged about 18 to 25 years old, of stocky build. He was wearing a red puffa style jacket with black fur around the neck and black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes running along the inside leg. He was also wearing a black do-rag on his head.
Suspect 2 is described as a black male, aged about 18 to 25 years old. He was wearing a faded denim jacket with a grey hooded top underneath, black jeans ripped at the right knee and white trainers with red laces.
DC James Harriette, the investigating officer from Southwark CID, said: "This was a vicious attack on a young man that left him requiring surgery. He was hit with such force that he was knocked unconscious.
"The incident has left him feeling very distressed and he is still in a great deal of pain. I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken to police to do so as a matter as urgency. Your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.
"I would also encourage anyone who recognises the men in the photographs to contact us so we can speak to them about the incident."
Anyone with information should call Southwark CID on 07747 765719 or 101 or Tweet @MetCC.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.