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CCTV appeal in hunt for racist graffiti vandal

Police investigating racist graffiti sprayed on the wall of a bar in south London have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace.

CCTV image of a man police want to trace Credit: Met Police

The graffiti appeared on the wall in Herne Hill at around 1am on Monday, 25 May. It was reported to police around twelve hours later. Detectives believe the suspect is not, as previously stated, one of a group of overseas tourists who were staying at a flat nearby.

Police were alerted to a name being circulated on social media in relation to the graffiti. Officers spoke with the man named and established that he was not in London at the time of the incident. He is not a suspect in the investigation.

– Met Police

Anyone with information can call the Southwark Community Safety Unit on 101.

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.


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.

Appeal for information about Herne Hill attacker

Police have appealed for information to help find a man who carried out a random attack on a woman in Herne Hill last year. The incident took place on Wednesday 29 February 2012 and the victim was left with serious head injuries.

The attacker cycled up behind the woman and punched her repeatedly in the head. She spent two months in hospital and a section of the left side of her skull was removed and a titanium plate fitted in June this year. She is yet to return to work.

The suspect continued cycling along the pavement before punching a 46-year-old man who was also walking on the pavement.

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

Anyone who witnessed any part of these incidents or has information should telephone police on 020 7232 6145; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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