Police appeal after woman attacked with fluorescent light tube

The man police want to trace

The man police want to trace - Credit: Archant

A woman’s body was left with cuts after a man wearing a straw trilby hat allegedly attacked her with a fluorescent light tube after their dogs got into a fight in Hoxton.

Detectives from Hackney are appealing for help in identifying a man who was photographed holding a light tube by a witness.

During the incident on Thursday June 11 at around 5pm, the 58-year-old woman’s dogs became involved in a dog fight on the Geffrye Estate after being approached by a man walking his dog.

As they both tried to separate their pets, they became involved in an altercation.

The man allegedly picked up a fluorescent tube and struck the woman’s dog before he lunged at her.

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She suffered two cuts to her torso and was treated at an east London hospital before being discharged.

The man is described as white, aged around 55-63 and around 5ft 9ins tall.

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He was wearing a white T-shirt with blue check dots on front and back with blue jogging bottoms and a straw trilby hat.

Anyone who can identify the man picturesd is asked to contact DC Cara Browin from Hackney CID, on 101 or 020 7275 3668, quoting reference 4614693/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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