Manhunt launched after thug partially bites off minicab driver’s nose during ‘unprovoked attack’ in Noak Hill

Police officers would like to speak to this man in connection with an assault in Romford on Saturday

Police officers would like to speak to this man in connection with an assault in Romford on Saturday night. Photo: Redbridge MPS - Credit: Archant

Havering Police are appealing for the public’s help tracing a man wanted in connection with an assault that saw a mini-cab driver’s nose partially bitten off.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman confirmed officers were called to Church Road, near the junction with Benskins Lane in Noak Hill, at 11.55pm on Saturday, May 26.

They found a minicab driver in his 50s who had been assaulted by a man he had taken as a fare.

After the assault, the suspect also stole a quantity of cash from the vehicle before running off.

Redbridge MPS declared the incident an “unprovoked attack” as they launched a public appeal from their Twitter page.


You may also want to watch:


The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, including having a piece of his nose bitten off.

He remains in hospital.

Most Read

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers from the East Area CID on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting ref: 9391/26May or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter