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Police want to trace the victim of an attack last December outside the Savoy hotel
Police want to trace the victim of an attack last December outside the Savoy hotel

Officers investigating an alleged assault outside of the Savoy hotel last Christmas are appealing for the victim to come forward.

The Met Police have released an image of a man they believe was assaulted at around 9pm on Sunday, 30 December outside the hotel on the Strand.

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Officers were called to the incident but the victim did not wish to make any allegations at the time and declined medical treatment before leaving the area.

Enquires have re-opened after CCTV footage of the attack later appeared on social media.

Police have taken the unusual step of asking for the victim, or anyone who can identify him to come forward.

CCTV appeal to trace victim assaulted outside Savoy Hotel Officers investigating an alleged assault outside of the Savoy hotel in December 2018 are appealing for the victim to come forward. Police were called at around 21:00hrs on Sunday, 30 December to the hotel on the Strand following reports of a man being assaulted. All parties were spoken to. The victim, a man, did not wish to make any allegations and declined medical treatment before leaving the area. CCTV footage later appeared on social media and enquiries into the incident were re-opened. Officers are now releasing an image of the man they believe to be the victim of the assault and are appealing for him, or anyone who can identify him, to come forward.
Police are appealing for this victim or anyone who knows him to come forward (Picture: Met Police)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: A general view of the entrance to the Savoy Hotel on January 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)
He was attacked outside the Savoy on December 30 2018 (Picture: Getty)

It is believed he is around 40-years-old and is pictured wearing a distinctive jacket and black hat at the time of the attack.

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Police said a suspect has been identified but it is believed he is no longer living in the UK and the investigation remains ongoing.

Sergeant Robert Harris, from the Met’s Central West London team said: ‘At the time of the incident the man assaulted did not wish to pursue any allegations and declined any further assistance from emergency services.

‘In order to progress our investigation, we need to speak to this man as soon as possible.

‘Anyone who can help is urged to get in touch with the police on 101 with reference 6164/30DEC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 020 8345 418’.

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