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Assault in Plaistow

November 20, 2012, 11:02 am

On Tuesday, 13 November, police were called to reports of an assault outside the Black Lion public house in High Street, Plaistow, E13.

At about 12:30hrs that day, a male suspect followed a 16-year-old girl from her home address for approximately 500 metres and when he was near the Black Lion public house he ran up behind her and threw a punch to her head.

This was an unprovoked attack.

The victim fell to ground and was unconscious. After the assault the suspect turned around and jogged back towards Green Gate Street, E13.

The London Ambulance Service were called and the victim was taken to Newham General Hospital with bruising to the head and cuts to her face. She was treated and released that day.

The suspect is described as a black man of muscular build, with a shaven head. He is about 6 feet tall, aged 25 to 30 years and was wearing a baseball jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact detectives at the Newham Violent Crime Unit on 020 8217 5890, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference S/194/12.

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