Pictured: Police reveal images of men following assault near Victoria Coach Station

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Officers are now releasing an image of a man they wish to trace, who was captured running away from the scene on Ebury Street. (Met Police )
Officers are now releasing an image of a man they wish to trace, who was captured running away from the scene on Ebury Street. (Met Police )

Police have released images of two men they would like to speak to after a Polish man was beaten up after asking for directions.

Scotland Yard said they were not yet treating the assault as a hate crime despite the victim reporting that he was attacked when he told the men he was from Poland just minutes after arriving in the capital.

The suspect knocked him to the ground and punched him in the face repeatedly, the victim, Kamil Sobala told My London.

The attack was filmed by a member of the public from a pub at around 8pm on Saturday, 18 June, in Elizabeth Street.

Posting the video on Twitter, she wrote: “Hello, wondering if anyone knows these two lovely men in light grey suits punching the life out of this man who simply asked a question at Victoria Coach Station? No faces, but any leads would be great.”

She later shared a graphic photo of the victim’s swollen face. He was taken to hospital but later discharged.

At this stage, there have been no arrests police said.

They said the two accomplaces fled on foot. They released an image of one suspect captured running away from the scene on Ebury Street.

They are also releasing an image of a second man, with darker hair, who appears to have been an associate of the other man and who stood by while the assault took place.

Associate of man sought after Victoria assault (Met Police)
Associate of man sought after Victoria assault (Met Police)

Anyone who can identify either of the two men, or who has information that could assist police, is asked to call 101 or to tweet @MetCC, with the reference 7204/18JUN.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

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