Transvestite man violently assaulted in Forest Gate

Transvestite man assaulted in Forest Gate

Transvestite man assaulted in Forest Gate - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Detectives are appealing for information after a transvestite man was violently assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Forest Gate last month.

The 30-year-old victim was waiting at a bus stop in Green Street, on May 16, at about 1.30am, when a man got out of a car, approached him, and asked: “how much do you want?”

The suspect then launched a violent assault on the man and broke his nose.

The victim told officers, that during the incident, he could hear the occupants of the car shouting: “kill him, kill him.”

Officers were alerted to the assault after being stopped by members of the public in Green Street at the junction with Marlborough Road.

Detective Constable Ben Rouse, said: “This was an unprovoked attack. This suspect is clearly willing to use violence against innocent members of the community.”

The suspect is described as an Asian male, aged between 17 and 20-years-old, around 5ft 4ins tall. He was wearing a brown jumper, brown trousers and a blue cap.

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The incident is being investigated by Newham’s Community Safety Unit.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The LGBT anti-violence charity, Galop, can also be contacted via their website

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