Broken glass used in assault

 

Man wanted for questioning

Detectives in Westminster have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Leicester Square.

On Saturday, 24 December police were called shortly before 1:30am to an assault at Be at One bar in Greek Street, Westminster.

Officers attended and spoke to a 38-year-old man who stated that he had been assaulted with a broken glass to his face. He received cuts across his nose and left-eyebrow.

CCTV footage within the bar caught the moment the suspect approached the victim and swiftly swung the empty glass into his face several times. The suspect then made off.

The victim was taken to a central London hospital and later discharged.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned man in his late 20s, 6ft tall wearing a long sleeved shirt and light coloured trainers.

Detective Constable Edward Colenbrander, from Westminster CID, said: “This is a shocking incident that has left the victim very distressed. We are keen to identify his assailant shown in the CCTV footage so we can speak to him about the incident. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us.”

Anyone who recognises this man or who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Westminster Police on 101 or tweet via @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

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