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Drunk man on bench discovered 'tarred and feathered'

A 58-year-old man was found drunk on a bench in east London covered in black paint and feathers.

Passers by discovered him at Roneo Corner in Romford on the afternoon of Sunday 14 September.

Police were called to reports of an assault on the man, who was taken to an east London hospital for treatment and later released.

A police spokesman described the incident as "a horrible crime" and appealed for information.

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