Tower Hamlets detectives have issued CCTV images (above) of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault that left the victim needing metal plates inserted in his face.
On Saturday, 25 February at 01:00hrs, the 26-year-old victim was in a newsagents on East India Dock Road when he became involved in a brief argument with a female customer before he was attacked by two men who were with the woman.
The two men subjected the victim to a sustained assault inside the newsagents.
The first suspect is described as a white male, aged approximately 35-40, around 5″11 with greying hair. He was wearing a black jacket and a white t-shirt.
The second suspect is described as a white male, aged approximately 25-30, around 5″11 with short dark hair. He was wearing a navy jacket and black t-shirt.
Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call Tower Hamlets police on 101 or by tweeting at @MetCC.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.