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Man with Irish accent wanted over "callous" assault on 80-year-old woman in London

The elderly victim had told a group of people to stop making noise in her flat complex.

bassettst The flat complex on Bassett St in London. Source: Google Maps

POLICE IN LONDON are appealing for information after a “callous assault” on an 80-year-old woman earlier this week.

One of the suspects they are seeking is described as a “white male who spoke with an Irish accent” and wore a black hoodie and black trousers.

The incident occurred at the Bassett Street flats in Camden, central London, on Wednesday morning.

According to the Metropolitan police, a group of two women in their 20s, and a man, followed the victim into the flat complex, and began causing a “noise nuisance” on the stairwell.

Before the victim entered her flat she told them to keep quiet and a female from the group then made her way up to her floor and confronted her, pushing the victim to the floor.
The group then fled the scene.

Detective Constable Adele Joyner condemned the incident, and said the elderly woman had been left “shaken.”

This was a callous act and the victim sustained extensive bruising to her right arm and elbow.
Thankfully, her injuries were not serious but understandably she is very shaken by what happened.

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