Police appeal following serious assault on man in Forest Gate

POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses following a serious assault on a man in Forest Gate.

The Met said the 43-year-old suffered shattered eye sockets and cheek bones, a broken jaw and a broken nose after being attacked by a man wielding a plastic road barrier while he was walking down Forest Lane.

Det Con Pounds from the Violent Crime Unit said: “This was a serious and apparently unprovoked attack.

“It is vital that we trace the man responsible as soon as possible and I would urge anyone with information to contact us.”

While police believe there was more than one person involved in the incident, the main suspect is described as a white male with a London accent, between 5 ft eight ins and 5ft 10ins tall, with one to two inches long black hair and clean shaven.

The suspect was wearing a grey hooded zip-up tracksuit with matching bottoms and is believed to be aged between 18 and 20.

Anyone with information about the incident at around 2.30am on Saturday, November 13, should contact the Violent Crime Unit on (020) 7275 4389 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.