Football coach knocked unconscious while attempting to retrieve stolen ball
Police wish to speak to this man in connection with Eel Brook Common assault
CCTV images have been released of a man police wish to speak to in connection with an assault in Fulham.
At around 7.40pm on 2 October 2020 a man was coaching football in the Eel Brook Common area when he was approached by a group of teenagers who asked to borrow a ball.
He said that was okay but the group then left the area without returning the ball. The victim followed the group and asked for it to be returned.
During this time another group of older people, who were known to the teenagers, arrived at the location and became involved in a confrontation.
One man punched the victim which caused him to fall and hit his head on the ground which resulted in him being knocked unconscious. The group fled the scene in the direction of Fulham Broadway.
He was taken to hospital with a head injury and was found to have suffered a two fractures in his jaw and required surgery. He has since been discharged.
Detective Constable Zachery Donohoe, from the Central West Command Unit, said. "This was a shocking and unprovoked attack and the victim continues to recover from his horrific injuries. I would urge anybody who recognises the man in these images to contact us immediately."
If you have information that can help police tweet @MetCC or call 101 quoting CAD 6761/02OCT20.
To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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April 2, 2021