Man’s face slashed in unprovoked Islington attack

A man needed stitches after being slashed in the face outside an Ethiopian eaterie in an unprovoked attack.

The victim had just left Menesik restaurant, in Caledonian Road, Islington and was at the junction with Freeling Street on October 7 at around 3.10am.

He was standing against a wall when someone came up behind him and cut his face with a sharp object and ran off.

The 22-year-old was rushed to hospital.

The suspect is a dark skinned black man of medium build and around 5 ft 8 ins tall.

Det Const Jason Cole said: “I am sure someone out there saw this incident as there were a few people out and about and the victim was bleeding quite heavily from his injuries. I’m particularly appealing to members of the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities who may have been in the restaurant at the time to come forward and speak to police.”

Anyone with information can call Islington CID on 0207 421 0262 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.