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Metropolitan Police

Police seek man who punched stranger in the face during dispute over pavement space

The man allegedly took issue with how much pavement space a couple were taking up.

POLICE IN THE UK are seeking information after a man was allegedly punched in the face after a row over how much space there was on the pavement.

The incident happened in October this year when a male and female couple were walking along Burlington Road, in the Kingston area of London.

It is alleged that they were attacked for no reason, and the man was left with serious injuries.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said that the incident had happened after “some sort of altercation over space on the pavement.”

The couple continued to walk on and then the man got a bit aggressive and punched the victim in the face twice.

It is understood the attacker took issue with how much space the couple were taking up on the pavement.

The man is described by police as having short black hair, a London accent, a nose stud and possibly a tattoo of a leaf on one of his wrists.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told the Evening Standard that the first two punches knocked the man to the ground. After that after he got up he was punched again.

As the attacker ran off the victim was able to snap a picture.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police in the area.

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