Leytonstone News

Man sought after violent Leytonstone robbery

The victim’s hand was slashed deep enough to cut his tendons

(Credit: Metropolitan Police)

Police are hoping to speak to this man after a violent Leytonstone robbery, which saw the victim’s hand slashed open.

On 1st October last year, a man in his mid-30s was walking home under the Green Man roundabout while talking on his phone.

He was ambushed from behind by a stranger, who snatched his phone off him, slashing his hand deep enough to cut his tendons during the struggle.

The victim was taken to hospital by a neighbour after fleeing to his home and required “extensive” plastic surgery as a result of his injury.

Detective Constable Aaron Barnes-Weston said: “As a result of this incident a man, who was only walking home, has been attacked and robbed. The injuries to his hand were so significant and so deep they cut his tendons.

“We need to find the person responsible and I am asking the public to help. If you want, you can call Crimestoppers who will never ask your name, but if you do have any information please do make that call.”


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The attacker is described as a white man, with dark curly hair and an athletic build.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC quoting the crime reference number CAD 2453/12JAN. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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