Police witness appeal over Hackney Road assault

Officers are appealing for information after a man was hit in the face with a glass bottle while walking in Hackney Road, at the junction with Columbia Road.

The 41-year-old victim was with a friend at 4.20am when he was approached by two dark skinned males and offered drugs on October 16, which they declined.

The victim was then struck by one of the suspects sustaining cuts to his eyes and lip that required stitches.

Both suspects, who are described as being 20 to 25 years old, with east London accents, slim builds and wearing dark clothing, then walked off along Columbia Road.

One is 6ft tall and the other is 6ft 1in to 6ft 3 ins tall with a darker complexion.

Anyone with information contact DC Darcia Babb in the Violent Crime Unit on 0207 275 4772 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.