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It was a violent and unprovoked attack that left a young woman undergoing surgery to rebuild her skull - and 18 months on, police are still searching for the person who did it. Suzanne Ratajova was walking home when a man on a bike rode up to her and punched her three times in the head.
The vicious attack was caught on CCTV and her emergency treatment filmed by a team making a documentary. Please be aware that Nick Thatcher's report contains disturbing footage from the start.
Suzanne Ratajova who was punched repeatedly in the head and knocked unconscious in Herne Hill last year appealed for the public's help to find who did it. She said: "I don't want any one to go through what I had to go through."
- The victim spent over two months in hospital and required continued medical attention even after her release
- In June of this year she had a section of the left side of her skull removed and a titanium plate fitted
- The victim has yet to return to work
The cyclist is described as black, wearing a long dark coat and riding a mountain bike.
The cyclist continued along the pavement before punching a 46-year-old man. Both attacks appear to have no motive. CCTV pictures have been released of a man police want to speak to.
Police have released an image of the head injuries suffered by a woman who was randomly attacked in Herne Hill. 34-year-old Suzanne Ratajova was walking home alone on 29 February last year when she was attacked by a man cycling along the road.
The man cycled onto the pavement, came up behind her, and punched her repeatedly in the head. Suzanne was knocked unconsciousness.