Woman attacked by man who tried to chat her up in Harlesden

Victim suffered a fractured jaw and lost a tooth after being punched in the face

A woman suffered a fractured jaw and lost a tooth after she was attacked by man who tried to strike up a conversation with her in Harlesden.

The 21-year-old was punched in the face after she became embroiled in an argument with her assailant in Nightingale Road yesterday (Tuesday) at 1.50am.

The victim and her two friends had left a Shisha bar and were waiting for a bus in the High Street when the man came up to them and started chatting.

The victim became embroiled in an argument with him when he took off his belt and tried to hit her.

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As the three friends walked away he approached the woman and punched her to the floor resulting in her losing consciousness for several minutes.

The attacker cycled away towards Station Road.

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The suspect is Somalian, around 20-year-old, 6ft tall and had his afro hair in a pony tail.

He was wearing a dark grey Adidas top with black sleeves and was riding a black bicycle.

Detective Constable Kerry Ross from Brent Police said: “This is an appalling act of violence where the victim was assaulted.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8733 3709 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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