Assault victim struck on head with bottle

Officers from the Metropolitan Police investigating a series of assaults in Stamford Hill have issued new CCTV images of a man they need to identify.

Detectives have been conducting extensive enquiries following the series of incidents, which all occurred on Wednesday, 18 August.

Following a thorough review of CCTV footage, officers have established that the man stayed at a hostel on Seven Sisters Road in Hackney between Tuesday, 17 and Thursday, 19 August.

Detective Chief Inspector Yasmin Lalani, senior investigating officer, said: “We are almost two weeks on from these assaults but we remain determined to identify the man responsible for these unprovoked attacks.

“We are continuing to work closely with our local communities and are offering them the necessary support.

“As a result of our investigation, we now know that the man captured on CCTV was staying in a hostel. Were you there at the same time? Do you know anything that might help us? I would encourage anyone with information to call police.

“I would also urge this man to come forward and speak with us. It is vital that we bring these incidents to a conclusion.”

On Wednesday 18 August at 6:41pm a 30-year-old man was struck on the head with a bottle on Cazenove Road, N16.

At 7:10pm, a 14-year-old boy was walking on Holmdale Terrace, N15 when he was approached and assaulted without warning.

At approximately 8:30pm on Stamford Hill at the junction with Colberg Road, a 64-year-old man was struck in the face. He suffered facial injuries and fell to the ground, breaking a bone in his foot. He was taken to hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

Officers have also been informed of a fourth and fifth victim who have yet to contact police. Enquiries to speak to them are ongoing.

Anyone who recognises the man, or who witnessed any of the assaults and is yet to speak with officers, is asked to come forward.

Please call police on 101 quoting reference 4492/20AUG. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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