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Police appeal for witnesses to Ponders End assault

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an attack which left a man seriously injured

credit Met Police

The Metropolitan Police has issued an appeal to help to find a group of men who they believe are responsible for the assault of a man who was hospitalised.

At approximately 5.10pm on Wednesday, 24th August police were called to reports that a man, aged in his 40s, had been assaulted in an alleyway off Ponders End High Street.

The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for a fractured eye socket. He continues to received treatment for his injury.

Officers from the local policing team have carried out a number of enquiries and believe the man was assaulted by a group of four men, who were believed to be with a light-coloured pit bull or bull terrier dog.

A review of CCTV from the area suggests a number of people were nearby when the incident happened and may have information that can help the investigation.

Detective Constable Roisin Mulvihill, the investigating officer, said: “This was a serious assault which left a man with injuries which could impact the rest of his life. We are carrying out a number of enquiries to locate those responsible and I’d ask anyone who can help us do that to contact us immediately.”


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Anyone who saw the attack, or has footage of the incident, is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime number CAD 5399/24Aug. To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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