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Man hospitalised after vicious bus assault

Police appeal for information after victim is floored while boarding a bus

03 April, 2017 — By Joe Cooper

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the assault

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a man was brutally assaulted when boarding a bus in Upper Street.

The victim, 44, had just walked onto a Route 43 bus at 3.30pm on Tuesday (28), close to the Town Hall.

As he did so, another man who was about to board the bus suddenly punched him in the face. The victim was thrown on the pavement before being assaulted again by the suspect. The suspect then walked off in the direction of the Angel.

Police attended the scene with London Ambulance Service. The man was taken to a central London Hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged 25-35 and of athletic build. He wore a smart, dark-coloured jacket and dark trousers. He had short hair and was possibly balding.

He was described as being between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 11ins. He was also carrying a Waitrose carrier bag at the time of the assault.

Anyone who recognises him or has any information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Khan on 07595 010 052 or local police by dialling 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC with any information.

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