Police link two assaults in Limehouse

Police are appealing for information after two men were set upon in Limehouse on successive nights this week in attacks officers believe are linked.

A 30-year-old was assaulted in Butcher Row on Tuesday evening.

Tower Hamlets police were called at around 10.50pm and the man was taken to an east London hospital.

His injuries are not said to be life threatening and he is expected to be discharged soon.

After the incident, police were then alerted to another assault that occurred the previous night at about 8.30pm to 9pm involving a 34-year-old male victim.

His injuries were not thought to be serious.

Officers think the attacks were committed by the same group, described as Asian males.

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Det Con Peter Eddy from the violent crime unit, leading the investigation, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in or around the Butcher Row area the night of the assaults. Did you see what happened? Did you see or here anything suspicious?”

The Metropolitan Police added that officers are keeping an open mind over the motive for the attacks.

There have been no arrests.

Information to 020 7275 4538, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111101 or 101.