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.