|Turnham Green Terrace Hammer Attack|
Man assaulted after asking vandals to stop destroying public property
A 20 year old man was attacked with hammer after asking three people to stop vandalizing public property.
The incident happened on Saturday 5th September after the victim and his two friends were walking up Turnham Green Terrace after leaving the George IV on the High Road.
The victim was punched in the face by one of the three he had asked to stop kicking over bins. The victim gave chase to his assailant as his ran away in the direction of The Tabard on Bath Road when another man appeared and attacked the victim with a hammer.
Police attending the scene said the victim needed stitches but was not seriously injured.
The first man is described as being aged between 20-24, of Mediterranean appearance, with dark brown cropped hair. The second, who attacked the victim with a hammer, is described as white, aged 21-23, with cropped blond hair wearing blue jeans and a black top. The third member of the group was female aged 20-25, also of Mediterranean appearance, with shoulder-length black hair.
DI Alan Holford, of Hounslow Police, said, "This is a disturbing assault. Anyone would recognise that to strike someone on the head with a hammer could have had fatal consequences."
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information for the inquiry is asked to call DC Vicky Stewart at Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111