The Metropolitan Police has released CCTV footage showing a man violently hitting a woman in a pub garden in Brick Lane. The attack happened after a 27-year-old woman met a man in Westminster before they both went to the premises. The pub was shut but the garden area was open. When the woman decided to leave, the man assaulted her, punching and kicking her. He also tried to pull off her clothes.

The woman was able to push her attacker away and run away into Brick Lane. She suffered minor injuries. The man is described as black and slim with short hair. He wore a blue cap, grey zipped hooded top, jeans and black trainers. Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man or who witnessed the assault. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 188656 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.