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Kingsland Shopping Centre jeweller attacked with mirror and bin and punched in head during terrifying raid

PUBLISHED: 17:06 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:24 20 July 2017

Bulent is attacked with a bin. Picture: Bulent Tanriverdi

Bulent is attacked with a bin. Picture: Bulent Tanriverdi

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A jeweller feared he would lose the sight in his eye when a gang of thugs raided his Dalston stall, attacking him with a mirror and punching him in the head.

Bülent TanriverdiBülent Tanriverdi

Bülent Tanriverdi has shared a video of the horrific attack which took place at 10am on May 11 in the Kingsland Shopping Centre in the hope of tracing the attackers – who are still at large.

One of the four men, who were all wearing hoodies and baseball caps, can be seen throwing the punch before another one holds a bin menacingly above his head.

Mr Tanriverdi told the Gazette one man had asked for a £20 necklace to be reduced to £10, and said he had offered a £3 discount instead.

“They attacked me suddenly,” he said.

One of the men punches Bulent in the face. Picture: Bulent TanriverdiOne of the men punches Bulent in the face. Picture: Bulent Tanriverdi

“Four guys attacked me with the mirror. One of them punched me and for a week I couldn’t see.

“They threw the bin and the police got the fingerprints.”

Mr Tanriverdi, who was taken to Homerton Hospital by ambulance, described how he now sometimes feels scared to come to work.

Police said no one had been arrested over the raid.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hackney CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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