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Shopper blinded in horrific Plaistow attack

PUBLISHED: 16:30 05 October 2011

A man has lost an eye in a vicious and unprovoked late-night attack in a Plaistow supermarket.

The 48-year-old victim was attacked by three men as he was browsing the shelves of the Food & Wine shop on Barking Road.

The suspects, a black man and two Asian men, then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital with a serious facial injury. He was later transferred to the Moorefield eye hospital where he underwent surgery but he has permanently lost his sight in his left eye.

Though out of hospital he is recuperating.

Detectives have launched an appeal for information into the 10pm attack on Monday September 6 at

Detective Constable Phil Maunders from Newham said: “This was a senseless assault on someone that was simply going about his day to day activity shopping for groceries. It resulted in the victim suffering a life changing injury.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Newham Violent Crime Unit on (020) 7275 5851. Alternatively to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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