Police issue stills after Barking teen is injured in New Year’s Day attack

Appeal: Detectives would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV at Tower Gateway DLR on New Year's

Appeal: Detectives would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV at Tower Gateway DLR on New Year's Day - Credit: Archant

Police have released CCTV images of men wanted in connection with an attack that left a New Year’s Day reveller in hospital.

CCTV: Detectives would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV at Tower Gateway DLR on New Year's D

CCTV: Detectives would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV at Tower Gateway DLR on New Year's Day - Credit: Archant

The 17-year-old from Barking suffered cuts to the head, cheek and hand after being set upon by a gang armed with a sharp object and a bottle.

Tower Gateway: Detectives would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV at Tower Gateway DLR on New

Tower Gateway: Detectives would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV at Tower Gateway DLR on New Year's Day - Credit: Archant

Today, police appealed for witnesses to trace several men in connection with the “unprovoked” attack at Tower Gateway DLR.

Hoodie: Detectives would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV at Tower Gateway DLR on New Year's

Hoodie: Detectives would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV at Tower Gateway DLR on New Year's Day - Credit: Archant

Det Sgt Fintan Egan said: “The victim, a 17-year-old from Essex, had been out celebrating in London with friends and was making his way home on his own.

“As he made his way up the stairs towards the platforms, unprovoked, a group of between five and six men chased after the victim and attacked him.


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“The victim suffered a cut to his head, cheek and hand and required stitches for his injuries.”

The incident took place at around 12.50am. Anyone with information is urged to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting B7 - 21/01/13.

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