Police are appealing for a woman to come forward after she was seen being manhandled in east London. CCTV footage shows the woman being grabbed by the man near High Street North in East Ham on Monday (3 October) night.

The pair appeared to be arguing and the man also appears to be talking on a mobile phone as he holds her by the neck. Footage shows her being pulled by her hair and roughly handled by a man, believed to be of Eastern European descent.

Witnesses told police they saw two other males join the couple in Plashet Grove before walking in the direction of Katherine Road. The group then flagged down a car which the witnesses say the woman may have been forced into. At least two of the men also got in the car.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said that: "Although there is nothing at this stage to suggest the woman has come to harm, police are keen to identify and locate those involved in this incident," reports the Evening Standard.

Police have released a description of the vehicle and the people caught on CCTV. The car was a grey or silver coloured four door hatchback car - possibly a VW Golf.

The man is described as white, aged in his 20s, of stocky build with short hair and a clean cut appearance. He is approximately 5ft 7inches tall and had a square shaped face. He was talking on a mobile phone during the incident.

The woman is described as white, aged in her 30s, of slim build with reddish, curly hair. She is approximately 5ft 3inches tall and was wearing jeans, a striped top and a brown jacket.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call Newham Police on 07747 780610 or 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.