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Police release footage of Ilford assault in bid to identify two attackers

Two men beat a man with a bicycle and a nearby storage crate (credit: Metropolitan Police)

Detectives investigating an assault in Ilford have released footage of the attack to urge witnesses to come forward. 

A man was assaulted by two men near the Marks and Spencer in High Road between 11.20pm and 11.50pm on Saturday, 5 November.

The victim, aged 33, was walking with his friend when they were approached by the two attackers who were coming from Cranbrook Road.

He was pushed to the floor and repeatedly kicked and punched. The attackers also used a bicycle and a nearby storage crate to beat him. 

Footage of the attack shows the victim being forced to the floor and attacked (credit: Metropolitan Police)

An ambulance was called to the scene and the victim was taken to hospital with a significant head injury. He has since recovered from the wound. 

The two suspects left the scene and headed towards Seven Kings. 

“This was a seemingly unprovoked attack which left the victim needing hospital attention for a serious head injury, which could have been much worse,” said Detective Constable Danielle Adams.

“Thankfully the victim has not been left with any long term medical issues as a result of this attack.

“I would ask everyone to have a good look at this footage, do you recognise either of these men? If you do, or if you witnessed anything that night, please get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue. 

Anyone who can help police should call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD9770/05NOV20.

You can also provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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