Detectives have made an appeal for a witness to come forward after a man was violently assaulted and robbed in Bermondsey.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was approached by two men on Jamaica Road in March.

The attackers violently robbed him of his bag, taking a significant amount of cash and IT equipment and leaving the man with injuries.

The Met are now appealing to a woman who police believe was sat in a stationary car on Jamaica Road at the time of the attack, and witnessed the suspects flee.

The incident took place around 9:20am on March 18, when the man in his 30s was walking along Jamaica Road, SE16.

He was approached by two men, who "violently assaulted and robbed him," taking his bag.

The victim received several injuries from the attack, and was left extremely shaken.

The suspects are believed to have made off in a silver Vauxhall, heading in the direction of Rotherhithe.

Police immediately launched an investigation into the attack, and one man in his 30s has since been arrested and bailed.

Detective Constable Ashley Hooker, who is leading the investigation, said: “After the incident occurred a woman in a stationary car spoke to another witness about what she saw in the aftermath of the robbery.

"She was sitting in a car near to Jamaica Road, SE16 and witnessed the suspects make off.

“It’s important that we trace this woman as we believe she can assist us with our enquiries.

“Similarly, if you witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist the investigation, please get in contact.”

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1727/18Mar20 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.