Police appeal over daylight street attack in Islington

Police are hunting for a thug who launched a vicious attack on a pedestrian in broad daylight.

Detectives are appealing for information after a man accosted and battered a 41-year-old in New North Road, Islington, near an alleyway leading to Morton Road, at around 4.30pm on September 14.

The victim was left with a broken jaw and cuts and bruises, and was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel by ambulance.


Pc Camilla Greenwood, from Islington CID, said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who can assist police in this investigation.

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“In particular, we are asking for two females who may have witnessed the assault to come forward and speak to police in confidence.”

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man, about 5ft 10in tall and aged about 30, who was wearing blue jeans and a caramel-coloured bomber jacket.

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Anyone with information should call police on (020) 7421 0144 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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