Woman 'terrified' after belt attack leaves her blind in one eye

A woman who was left blinded in one eye after she was attacked with a belt has described her terrifying ordeal. Police have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with the attack.

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Belt attack victim: My sight was violently taken

A woman has described how her sight was violently taken from her in a terrifying attack last year.

The 22-year-old was left blind in one eye after a group of men attacked punched her with a belt buckle in central London in September 2013.

The victim, who is remaining anonymous, said:

I cannot believe that something this horrific could ever happen to me. It has changed my life forever and I am left with the scars.

Day to day life with monocular vision has been a terrifying experience thus far, I wouldn't wish this on anybody.

What hurts the most is that my sight was violently taken from me by a group of young men who are walking around, living life, as if nothing has ever happened.

CCTV images of belt buckle attack suspects released

Police have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with an attack on a young woman which left her blind in one eye.

The 22-year-old victim was attacked with a belt buckle outside Centre Point in the early hours of September 1 last year.

The suspects have been described to police as black males aged between 18 and 25 years.

Police have released images of people they want to speak to in connection with the attack. Credit: Metropolitan Police
The men are described as between 18 and 25-years-old Credit: Metropolitan Police
The victim was left blinded in one eye after the attack. Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Appeal after belt buckle attack leaves woman blinded

Seven months after an attack which left a young woman blinded in one eye, police have issued a fresh appeal for information.

The 22-year-old victim was approached by a group of four men and assaulted near Centre Point, near Tottenham Court Road as she made her way home after a night out with friends.

One of the suspects took off his belt, wrapped it around his fist before swinging it at the victim.

The belt buckle struck the women on her face leaving her blind in her left eye after she suffered fractures to the socket and significant damage to her eyeball.

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