Police have released an image of a man they would like to trace in connection with a violent assault in Hackney

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At around 1.05am  on Sunday, 13 September, the victim, a 25-year-old woman, was standing in the smoking area of a bar in Kingsland Road, Hackney.

She was approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation. However, she was not interested in speaking to him.

Some words were exchanged, before the man jumped over a fence and rushed at her before punching her several times in the face. The man then fled the scene.

The victim required hospital treatment for a large cut to her cheek.

At this time there have been no arrests.

Police Constable Kyri Soupashis, Central East Command Unit, is investigating. He said: “While
we appreciate the image isn’t the clearest quality, I believe someone out there will recognise this man and be able to tell us who he is.

“This was a frightening and cowardly attack and it is imperative we find the person responsible.”

Anyone who has information that could help police is asked to call 101 ref CAD571/13SEP20.