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Appeal after man’s hand slashed in violent Leytonstone robbery

Police are looking to identify the man pictured in connection with a violent robbery in Leytonstone (credit: Met Police)

An image of a man police are looking to identify has been released in connection with a violent robbery in Leytonstone.

A man’s, in his 30s, was attacked for his phone while walking home under the Green Man Roundabout on the evening of Saturday, 1 October last year.

The victim required extensive surgery on his hands after the perpetrator slashed his hands during a tussle.

Police say the phone was also stolen.

The attacker has been described as a white male, with dark coloured curly hair and of athletic build.

Detective Constable Aaron Barnes-Weston, of the North East Command Unit, said: “As a result of this incident a man, who was only walking home, has been attacked and robbed.

“The injuries to his hand were so significant and so deep they cut his tendons.

“We need to find the person responsible and I am asking the public to help. If you want, you can call Crimestoppers who will never ask your name, but if you do have any information please do make that call.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 2453/12JAN

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

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