Police appeal over Paddington attack

A man, 25, was left with serious facial injuries after the unprovoked attack

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an assault which left a 25-year-old man with fractures and possible nerve damage.

The man was waiting to meet a relative outside the caf� on Paddington Recreation Ground on May 31 at around 2pm, when he was approached by two men who hit him in the face.

He managed to escape and ran into the nearby gym, but the two suspects caught up with him, punching him repeatedly in the face before fleeing down Randolph Avenue and past Maida Vale tube station.

The man was taken to hospital were he was treated for facial injuries including fractures and possible nerve damage.

The suspects are both men described as 22 to 27 years old. One was light skinned, wearing a dark sweatshirt, white t-shirt and grey trousers. The other was dark skinned, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and light blue or turquoise T-shirt.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Nick Clark, said: “This appears to have been a completely unprovoked attack, which occurred in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoon.

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“Paddington Recreation Ground is a popular area with the local community and I am certain that there were people in the area at the time of the attack.

“I would urge anyone who has any information to contact us, either directly on 0207 321 9636, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”