Police launch urgent manhunt after woman SCALPED and punched in horror London attack

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The horror assault took place outside East Croydon Railway Station, south London, at around 6.45 pm on December 18. The Metropolitan Police Service said the suspect pulled the 31-year-old victim’s hair, resulting in a portion being ripped from her scalp. The suspect then punched the woman in the back of her head, causing her to fall.

Police have stated the incident was an unprovoked racist attack.

The MPS said the victim, who had just got off the bus, suffered facial injuries in the prolonged attack.

Detective Constable Becky Hughes, said: “Tackling violent crime, especially against women and girls, remains our main priority.

“This was an entirely unprovoked assault which continued whilst the victim was lying on the ground.

“I would urge anyone who was there, or who recognises the person whose image we have released today, to come forward. We need to identify and speak with him.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 07880 429486 or 101 quoting reference CAD 5448/18Dec.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC with any information.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.



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