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Detectives appeal for witnesses and information after man assaulted in Islington

News   •   Aug 18, 2019 19:44 BST

Detectives investigating an assault in Islington are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. 

At around 0200hrs on Saturday, 17 August, a man, aged in his 30s, was approached outside a public house on Pentonville Road, N1. 

The man was assaulted by four male suspects. When the victim’s friends attempted to intervene, they were also assaulted. 

None of those injured required hospital treatment or London Ambulance Service. 

Detective Sergeant Scott Barefoot of Islington CID said: “This was a completely senseless attack on a man simply enjoying a night out with friends. 

“We are looking into the circumstances of this incident, including if it was a hate crime. Although there were no serious injuries, the effects of becoming a victim of such an attack can continue when any injuries have healed. 

“If you were in in the area, if you saw a group of males in the Pentonville Road area at the time or have footage of them, please come forward. You can come forward anonymously if you prefer, but please do make the call.”

At this stage of the investigation CCTV footage and witness enquiries are underway. 

No arrests have been made to date.

Enquiries into the full circumstances of the incident are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed this incident but has not yet come forward can contact police in Islington on 101 quoting CRIS 2720815/19, Tweet @Met CCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.