Police: Two men who may hold key to Bishopsgate mugging

Officers release images of men who were in the area at the time.

A young man was robbed, thrown to the floor and kicked in the face as he made his way home from work.

The victim, 22, was walking from Shoreditch down Bishopsgate at around 12.55am on February 18 when he was punched in the face and had his Blackberry phone snatched from him by two men.

The victim gave chase close to the junction of Primrose Street but the duo attacked him again, threw him to the floor and kicked him in the face before fleeing.

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the attack.

The duo are seen on camera in the area at the time of the assault and officers believe spent the evening prior to the mugging in Shoreditch.

The first man is described as a black male, wearing a baseball-style, dark, waist-length jacket with light coloured arms, light coloured bottoms.

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The second man is described as a black male, who appears bald, wearing dark clothing.

DC Kelly Schonhage, from City of London Police’s CID, said: “The victim of this attack is fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries, given the brutality of the attack he suffered, and all for the sake of a mobile phone.

“We would urge anyone who can help us to identify the men pictured to call us and help to solve this crime.”

Anyone with information should call City of London Police CID on 020 7601 2670 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.