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Appeal to identify two men who assaulted man in Ilford

News   •   Feb 18, 2021 12:22 GMT

Police would like to identify the two men pictured

Detectives investigating an assault on a man in Ilford have released footage of the attack in a bid for witnesses to come forward.

The assault took place between 23:20hrs and 23:50hrs on Saturday 5, November 2020 near to Marks and Spencer on High Road, Ilford, IG1.

The victim, aged 33, was with his fiend when they were approached by two other men, coming from the direction of Cranbrook Road.

The two men assaulted the victim by kicking and punching him and hitting him with a bicycle and a nearby storage crate.

The two men then left the scene towards Seven Kings.

London Ambulance Service also attended and the victim was taken to an east London hospital. He sustained a significant head injury. However, his injuries are not life-threatening and he has since been released from hospital.

Detectives from East Area CID are investigating.

Detective Constable Danielle Adams, said: “This was a seemingly unprovoked attack which left the victim needing hospital attention for a serious head injury, which could have been much worse. Thankfully the victim has not been left with any long term medical issues as a result of this attack.

“I would ask everyone to have a good look at this footage, do you recognise either of these men? If you do, or if you witnessed anything that night, please get in touch with police as soon as possible. It is really important that we identify these two men as quickly as possible.”

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.

Anyone who can help police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD9770/05NOV20. You can also provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.