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Bow assault: Man attacked in his flat after meeting stranger through dating app

PUBLISHED: 16:15 05 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:15 05 June 2018

Anton Ward. Picture: Met Police

Anton Ward. Picture: Met Police

Met Police

Police today launched an appeal to find a “violent man” who reportedly attacked a stranger he met through a gay dating app.

Anton Ward, 28, is alleged to have punched his victim in the face and head after they arranged a visit at the latter’s flat in Bow.

The victim was not seriously injured.

“Anton Ward is a violent man who may represents a danger to those he meets through social media,” said Det Con Sajid Asghar of Met Police’s Tower Hamlets Community Safety Unit (CSU).

“I would urge anyone who recognises Ward or who knows of his whereabouts to come forward and speak to police.”

Officers said Ward, who is believed to live in Hammersmith, left the flat after the attack, which took place on May 9.

Anyone with information should call Tower Hamlets CSU on 0207 275 4507 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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