Waltham Forest Echo

Waltham Forest Echo

Man punched unconscious during Walthamstow attempted robbery

The man was punched in the face repeatedly after refusing to hand over his wallet and phone

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By Waltham Forest Echo 03 August 2022

Police are appealing for help after a middle-aged man was punched unconscious for refusing to hand over his phone and wallet last month.Police are appealing for help after a middle-aged man was punched unconscious for refusing to hand over his phone and wallet last month.

Officers were called to Eden Road in Walthamstow shortly after 10pm on 18th July after a man was found with serious facial injuries, including a fractured eye socket.Officers were called to Eden Road in Walthamstow shortly after 10pm on 18th July after a man was found with serious facial injuries, including a fractured eye socket.

They were told the 48-year-old was approached by a man, who demanded his phone and wallet and punched him in the face repeatedly when he refused.They were told the 48-year-old was approached by a man, who demanded his phone and wallet and punched him in the face repeatedly when he refused.

The victim lost consciousness and was helped to safety by passers-by but the suspect had left the scene by the time police arrived.The victim lost consciousness and was helped to safety by passers-by but the suspect had left the scene by the time police arrived.

Detective Constable Alexandra Varga, the investigating officer, said: "We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this robbery in Eden Road.Detective Constable Alexandra Varga, the investigating officer, said: "We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this robbery in Eden Road.

"This was a completely unprovoked attack and the victim has suffered a number of serious head injuries. We need witnesses with information, no matter how small, to help catch the person responsible and ensure they are unable to do this again.""This was a completely unprovoked attack and the victim has suffered a number of serious head injuries. We need witnesses with information, no matter how small, to help catch the person responsible and ensure they are unable to do this again."

Nothing was taken from the victim but his injuries will require ongoing hospital treatment.Nothing was taken from the victim but his injuries will require ongoing hospital treatment.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 8664/18JUL.Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 8664/18JUL.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.