Police are appealing for information after a woman was allegedly attacked with a bagel in a north London park, leaving her fearing for her life. The incident happened after Charlene Charity, 38, of Stroud Green Road in Haringey, confronted the man with a "huge beard" after she reportedly spotted him dumping bread in a children's playground.

She told him he should not dump his debris in the park as it would attract rodents. But the man is alleged to have responded violently, firstly throwing his breakfast at Charity before running towards her and punching and kicking her.

"He said something back to me in another language and then just went for me. He threw a bagel at me and then ran in my direction," she said, London 24 reported. "I ran away, terrified, with my buggy. I was screaming and when I reached the exit, he punched me in the ear, and then on top of my head. I think I also got a kick in the leg. He was just going for me. The pushchair flipped at the exit and I fell."

The man is described as white and unkempt, with a ginger beard. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.