Appeal After Unprovoked Assault on Queenstown Road

Woman punched in the face by a stranger

Appeal After Unprovoked Assault on Queenstown Road
Image released of man police wish to speak to. Picture: Met Police

March 28, 2023

Police investigating an assault that took place on Queenstown Road last year have released photos of a man they wish to speak to.

A woman was walking along the road at around 6.10pm on 24 June 2022 when she felt a hard thud on the right side of her body. When she looked up, she made eye contact with a man, she didn’t recognise, who then punched her in the face causing bruising and bleeding.

Two passing cyclists came to her aid and other members of the public intervened when the man started to approach the woman again. He lingered in the area before walking off towards Prince Wales Drive.

The man is described as black, about 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, and aged in his twenties. He was filmed and photographed loitering in the area after the attack by members of the public.

Detectives investigating the assault have now released the images in a bid to trace and speak to the man about the incident.

Another image of the man sought in connection with Queenstown Road assault
Another image of the man sought in connection with Queenstown Road assault

Detective Constable Cameron Barclay, the investigating officer from the South West area’s CID, said, “This was a violent, unprovoked attack on the victim, which left her shocked and in a considerable amount of pain. I’d like to thank the members of the public for rushing to her aid.

“We are keen to speak to the man in the images about the incident, and we are now calling on the public to help us identify him. If you are the man in the photos, or if you think you know who he is, then please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone who recognises the man in the images, or has information about the incident, is asked to contact the police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6317/24Jun22.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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