Man knocked unconscious in Islington

Detectives in Islington are appealing for information after a 28-year-old man was knocked unconscious in Islington and left with permanent scaring to his face.

The victim was walking with friends along Upper Street, near the junction with Berners Road, at around 12.30am on Saturday, February 12, when they bumped into two men and a woman heading in the other direction.

An argument ensued and one of the men punched the victim to the ground and then kicked him until he lost consciousness.

The first man is described as a white man of eastern European appearance man with short brown hair, in his mid-20s. He was wearing what has been described as a distinctive grey coloured ‘urban’ camouflage ski coat.

The other is described as a white man with brown hair.

Also present with them was a white woman with brown hair who was wearing a white puffa jacket with a fur lined hood.

After the assault they made off on foot towards Angel Underground Station.

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Investigating officer Det Con Kelly Knowles said: “A lot of people would have been out and about as this was a busy Saturday night. Did you witness this assault?

“I urge anyone who knows who is responsible for this brutal assault to come forward with information. The victim was treated at hospital for the injuries to his face and has been left with permanent scarring as a result.”

Anyone with information should call Islington CID on 020 7 421 0176 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.