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Appeal to find men after vicious assault in Poplar

The men subjected the victim to a sustained assault inside the store which meant he needed metal plates inserted into in his face

Detectives from Tower Hamlets have issued a CCTV appeal for the public’s help in identifying two men they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault that left a man with significant facial injuries.

On Saturday, 25 February at 1am, the 26-year-old victim was in a newsagents on East India Dock Road in Poplar.

He became involved in a brief verbal argument with a female customer before he was attacked by two men who were with her.

The men subjected the victim to a sustained assault inside the store – due to the severity of the assault, he needed metal plates inserted into in his face.

The first suspect is described as a white male, aged approximately 35-40, around 5″11 with greying hair. He was wearing a black jacket and a white t-shirt.

The second suspect is described as a white male, aged approximately 25-30, around 5″11 with short dark hair. He was wearing a navy jacket and black t-shirt.

Detective Constable Ashleigh Dumas, of Tower Hamlets police, said: “This was a vicious assault that left the victim with serious injuries. We are appealing for the public to help us in identifying who these suspects are.”

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call Tower Hamlets police on 101 or by tweeting at @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

Written by Tower Hamlets Reporter

Reporting from the heart of the East End, Tower Hamlets.

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