Man sought after attack on student
23 April, 2019 — By Samantha Booth
A STUDENT had to have teeth removed from his lungs after a vicious and unprovoked assault in Marylebone.
Police are hunting for a “violent thug” who punched the 23-year-old victim, who was on his way home after celebrating a successful internship.
The victim, who has since returned home to Spain, was in an induced coma in hospital for weeks with a fracture to the skull and bleed on the brain after the attack on Bulstrode Street.
His teeth were knocked loose and later had to be removed from his lungs.
CCTV shows the suspect then searching the victim’s pockets while he lay unconscious, before stealing his phone, wallet and cash. He then dragged him behind a parked car.
The suspect then entered a nearby hotel and ordered a taxi away from the area.
This week police have released pictures (see above) of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the assault, which happened at about 5.20am on August 19 last year.
Detective Karl Lewis, from Westminster borough, said: “This was a completely unprovoked assault on a young man walking home after a night out. The victim has only just managed to make a full recovery from his physical injuries, however this attack has had a large psychological impact on him. The man who committed this crime is a violent thug and we are desperate to bring him to justice. I would urge anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV still to do the right thing and call police.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 and quote CAD 1817/19Aug 2018 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.