Woman punched unconscious

Police have released an image of the head injuries suffered by a woman who was randomly attacked by a man on a bike in Herne Hill last year.

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Search for attacker who damaged woman's skull

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.

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Woman's injuries 'will never heal' after random attack

The cyclist is described as black, wearing a long dark coat and riding a mountain bike.

The victim was repeatedly punched by this man in a completely unprovoked attack and some of the injuries will never heal.

This case remains a priority and I am asking for the publics help in catching this very dangerous and callous man.

– Detective Inspector Teresa Foster, Southwark Police

Police release image of woman's injuries to find attacker

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.

Police have released this image of Suzanne Ratajova's injuries Credit: Met Police

The man cycled onto the pavement, came up behind her, and punched her repeatedly in the head. Suzanne was knocked unconsciousness.

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