Police have released a number of CCTV images in an appeal over an unprovoked attack in Sidcup which left a teenager with a a fractured eye socket.

A 17-year-old was punched in the face in broad daylight as he stepped off a bus on Old Farm Road East, Sidcup in January.

Police have now released several CCTV images of a man they are keen to speak to in connection with the attack, and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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PC David Searle, from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “This was a completely unprovoked assault which caused a nasty injury to the victim and left him shaken.

“This kind of behaviour is not something we tolerate and the man responsible for this attack needs to be caught."

The 17-year-old victim said he had been getting off the 51 bus at the Halfway Street/Old Farm Road East stop on January 14 at around 3pm.

The other man was also getting off the bus at the same time and was bumped into by a group of school children, causing him to stumble into the victim.

The Met said the man began shouting and swearing in the victim's face, and when the teenager tried to walk away he was stopped and punched in the face.

The victim was helped by a member of the public and later went to hospital where he was assessed as having a fractured eye socket.

The suspect is described as a white male aged in his 40s or 50s, with a shaved head.

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Notably, he was wearing a hi-vis jacket with the words Lead Roofing on the back, as well as a blue Adidas baseball cap, a camouflage army vest and dark blue shorts with an Arsenal football club logo.

He was also carrying a red shoulder bag and is believed to have tattoos on his right hand and left calf.

PC Searle added: "We know he left the scene via the Holy Trinity churchyard towards Hurst Road and believe it very likely he lives in the Sidcup area.

“We urge anyone who recognises the male in the image or who saw anything that could help with our investigation to come forward on 101 with reference 3900726/20.”