E-fit released after man punched in kebab restaurant

E-fit of suspect The suspect is described having an athletic build and short brown hair.

An e-fit has been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault in a south London kebab restaurant.

The incident happened at 01:30 BST on Saturday 6 April at Efes Restaurant, Norwood Road, Lambeth.

The suspect is described as a European male, in his early 30s, 6ft with an athletic build and short brown hair.

He punched a man aged 37 repeatedly in the face before leaving the premises.

The suspect was wearing a brown T-shirt and blue jeans.

Det Insp Will White said: "We are appealing for information from the public regarding the identity of the man in the e-fit, who we would like to speak to in connection with a violent, unprovoked attack which has left the victim with serious facial injuries.

"If you know this man or were in the Norwood area at the time of this incident we would like to hear from you."

"Violence of any kind will not be tolerated within Lambeth Borough and we will endeavour to identify those responsible and put them before the courts."

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    CCTV of the raid CCTV images of the robbery at the hotel on 10 June

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    Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe at the City Hall meeting

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    John Randall

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