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Appeal following bus assault
Image of suspect is here
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Police have issued an image of a man they wish to speak with in connection with a vicious assault on a bus.
At approximately 13:00hrs on Sunday 28 April the victim got on a Route 63 bus on Rye Lane, close to the ASDA supermarket.
A verbal altercation took place between the victim and the suspect, who was standing on the pavement. They victim and the suspect were not known to each other before the altercation
The suspect boarded the bus and took off his belt before wrapping it around his wrist. He then kicked the victim in the chest, knocking him to the floor, and lost consciousness.
The victim, a 32-year-old man, was taken to hospital and discharged two days later.
The suspect is described as a black man, of slim build with short, shaven hair. He was wearing a black 'SuperDry' gillet with a yellow logo, a dark coloured jumper, grey jeans and white trainers.
The suspect was in the company of a woman, although she did not take part in the attack.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Southwark police on 0207 232 6246 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.