Police are releasing an image of a man they would like to trace in connection with a violent assault in Hackney.
At around 01:05hrs on Sunday, 13 September, the victim, a 25-year-old woman, was standing in the smoking area of a bar in Kingsland Road, Hackney.
She was approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation. However, she was not interested in speaking to him.
Some words were exchanged, before the man jumped over a fence and rushed at her before punching her several times in the face. The man then fled the scene.
The victim required hospital treatment for a large cut to her cheek.
At this time there have been no arrests.
Police Constable Kyri Soupashis, Central East Command Unit, is investigating. He said: "While
we appreciate the image isn't the clearest quality, I believe someone out there will recognise this man and be able to tell us who he is.
"This was a frightening and cowardly attack and it is imperative we find the person responsible."
Anyone who has information that could help police is asked to call 101 ref CAD571/13SEP20.
Alternatively tweet @MetCC or to remain 100% anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.