News 29 August 2021

Man left needing reconstructive surgery after racist attack in Shoreditch

29 August 2021
shoreditch attack

A man has been left needing reconstructive surgery after a racist attack in Shoreditch.

On the 25th of July in Shoreditch, a 34-year-old man left a hospitality venue in Brick Lane in the early hours of the morning.

The man was then reportedly struck with a metal object and racist language was used during the attack.

The man was left needing reconstructive surgery on his face.

The police are now looking for three men who were captured on CCTV.

On the incident, Detective Constable Caelen Matthewson-Davies said: “This was an unprovoked attack on an innocent victim who was enjoying a night out in Shoreditch.

“The victim suffered severe facial injuries and has had reconstructive surgery. He is also seriously emotionally traumatised and has been having panic attacks.

“Luckily the entire attack is captured on CCTV and we are appealing for the public’s help to trace the men pictured.

“If you recognise them, witnessed the incident or have any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact police.”

“We stand against all incidents of racism and urge anyone impacted by crimes of this nature to urgently call the police.”

(Image Credit: Photo by JAFAR AHMED on Unsplash)