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Racial attack in Stoke Newington sees man abused then punched in the face

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
9:59 AM

A man was abused in the street and then punched in the face by a man carrying a can of lager in an unprovoked and racially-motivated attack in north London.

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Police are making an appeal for witnesses to come forward after the incident in Northwold Road, Stoke Newington a week ago.

A spokesman for the Met said the victim, a 34-year-old of Pakistani decent, was walking down the street around 11.50pm on Monday, November 25.

He was approached by a man who made racial remarks and then punched the victim in the face before running off towards Stoke Newington High Street, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man of slim build, clean shaven, and approximately 5ft 9ins tall, aged between 40 and 50-years-old.

The victim said he was wearing dark clothing at the time of the attack and was carrying a can of lager.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Ian Hicks at the Hackney Police, Community Safety Unit on 0207 275 3087, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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