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Pensioner assaulted by man in street

The victim is still being treated for facial injuries. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police have released a shocking image of the injuries suffered by a 79-year-old man, after he was attacked near Tulse Hill in Lambeth.

The victim was walking along Thurlow Park Road at around 22:45 on Wednesday 3rd July, when he saw another man apparently threatening a woman.

He stopped to ask the woman if she was okay - and while she did not reply, the man then punched him in the face.

Police are appealing for help to identify these people, captured on CCTV. Credit: Metropolitan Police handout.

The suspect is described as being of Mediterranean appearance, around 5'8", of slim build, and in his mid 20s.

He was wearing dark coloured clothes, a high visibility waist coat, and was carrying a square red bag across his back.

The woman is described as Oriental.

Police are appealing for help to identify them.

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Gang members get 30 years

Two gang members were jailed for a minimum of 30 years today for killing an innocent schoolboy yards from his home. Nana Darko-Frempong, 18, was not associated with any gangs but was killed because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Judge Nicholas Cooke said the gang members had shown no sign of genuine remorse. He added: "This was a gang-organised shooting of a wholly innocent teenager."

Christopher Gabriel, 25, and a 25-year-old man who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were found guilty of murder and jailed for life.

Mr Darko-Frempong was shot dead in a drive-by shooting outside his home in Tulse Hill, south London, in June 2011. The killers were members of the Roadside Gangsters based in the Camberwell area of south London.

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Will Smith meets students in Tulse Hill

The Hollywood star - famous for roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Men in Black - met students at St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls in Tulse Hill, doing a question and answer session and signing autographs.

Students in Tulse Hill had no idea that Will Smith would be dropping in on them. Credit: St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls
He was being given a tour of south London by Labour MP Chuka Umunna. Credit: St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls
The actor had said that he wanted to see the "real London". Credit: St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls
Will Smith answered questions from students. Credit: St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls
He seemed to enjoy his visit. Credit: St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls
The star met the head girl and her deputies. Credit: St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls
Students pose with their autographs. Credit: St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls

Chuka Umunna tweets about Will Smith visit

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Great to show Will Smith around Brixton this morning with @jowellt. More to follow

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Pupils at St Martins, many of whom are my constituents, had no idea Will Smith was coming to school today. Incredible reception!

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Great to show off our awesome #Lambeth - Will wanted to see "real" London and it doesn't get more real than Lambeth!

Hollywood star Will Smith tours Lambeth

Labour MP Chuka Umunna has given Will Smith a tour of Lambeth today, saying that the Hollywood star wanted to see the "real London".

The pair called into a music venue and a coffee shop in Brixton before taking questions from students at St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls in Tulse Hill.

Chuka Umunna and Will Smith take questions from pupils at a school in Tulse Hill. Credit: Twitter/@ChukaUmunna
Will Smith in Brixton with Chuka Umunna and Tessa Jowell. Credit: Twitter/@KaeKurd
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