The 16-year-old victim of a brutal street attack said [Monday] night that she hoped to be the last victim of the stranger who knocked her unconscious.
The teenage student, who collapsed to the pavement after one powerful punch in Plaistow, east London, explained she wanted the thug to be caught so that he could not injure anybody else.
She said she had ‘no idea’ what was about to happen when he ran up behind her in broad daylight as she walked to college and viciously swung at her.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the teenager said that ‘the next thing she knew’, she was waking up in an ambulance taking her to hospital.
‘It was really bad,’ she told ITV’s London Tonight, dressed conservatively in a black belted coat and headscarf.
‘I had a migraine, my chin was grazed and sore, my teeth were hurting because they were chipped and I couldn’t talk.’
Like most everything that happens in public in Britain, the entire incident was recorded.
The shocking CCTV footage was circulated by police yesterday in an effort to find the man responsible, with the girl’s face blurred to protect her identity.
At just after 12.30pm, the thug is shown running up behind the teenager and taking a massive swing with his right fist, causing the teenager to black out instantly and crash to the ground.
Her attacker then turns and runs off, leaving the smartly dressed girl lying unconscious on the pavement.
Detective Superintendent Helen Millichap doesn’t seem to know what to make of a crime that
appears completely motiveless and unprovoked and took place in the middle of the day.
The suspect is described by police as a ‘muscularly built’ black male with a shaven head, and around 6ft tall.
If Helen really can’t come up with a motive, someone needs to send her a copy of White Girl Bleed a Lot.
On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics.