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.

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.