Police hunt thug who pushed 89-year-old man to ground in Lambeth, breaking his hip and leaving him unable to walk

Police investigating an assault which has left an 89-year-old man unable to walk have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

At shortly after 3pm on Wednesday, June 24, the victim was approached by the suspect in Frazier Street, Lambeth.

The man shouted abuse before pushing him, which resulted in him falling to the ground.

He was taken to hospital where he was treated for a broken hip. He has since been discharged but is unable to walk unaided.

Have you seen this man?

Officers from the Central South Command Unit are investigating.

Detective Constable Tristan Jones said: “This was a shocking attack on a vulnerable man that has left him unable to walk.

“It happened in a busy area in the middle of the afternoon and I’m confident somebody will be able to help us track down the man responsible.”

Anyone who recognises the man in the image – or has information about the attack – is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 4919/24Jun.

Alternatively tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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