LONDON: These are the shocking injuries inflicted on a female tourist who was savagely beaten by a man she rejected after he tried to chat her up outside a Tube station. The 60-year-old woman, who was visiting the capital from Austria, was attacked outside Warwick Avenue Tube station in Little Venice on a Friday night. Scotland Yard said her attacker, a young man aged in his late 20s, repeatedly punched her in the face after she politely rejected his advances. The woman, who has not been named by police, was later found lying in the street by a passer-by who alerted the emergency services. She has been discharged from hospital but needs surgery for her injuries, police said. The victim was approached by her attacker after leaving the Tube station at about 8pm on March 10. After she asked to be left alone, he is said to have followed her along Warwick Avenue towards Formosa Street, grabbed her from behind and began to repeatedly punch her in the face.
She was found by the passer-by who alerted police and paramedics before being rushed to hospital in central London. Detective Constable Mike Reilly, the investigating officer from Westminster CID, said: “This was a vicious unprovoked attack that has left the victim very shaken. Her injuries are so severe that she requires surgery. “Warwick Avenue is a busy area, especially at 8pm on a Friday evening. Someone must have seen something and I’d appeal for anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible so we can bring the perpetrator to justice.” Police said the victim has agreed to release a photo of her injuries but does not wish to be named. The suspect is described as a white man, aged around 25 to 27 years, about 5ft 8ins tall with short brown hair and brown eyes. He wore light coloured trousers, a brown jacket and a black baseball cap. Detectives have carried out enquiries in the area and are appealing for anyone with information about the attack to come forward.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Westminster CID via 020 7321 8260 or @MetCC or information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at .