Police hunting for a man who launched a random brutal attack on a mother-of-three have issued an e-fit of a suspect.
The 46 year-old woman was set upon as she walked home with a friend on September 13 at approximately 2.10am in New Road, Hayes.
The victim, who has asked not to be named, spoke of the moment she was assaulted by the unfound assailant. She said: “I had been in a pub I go to quite regularly; I know all of the people there and have never had any trouble. Just before closing time my friend and I left and walked towards the bus stop.
“As we walked, we heard footsteps behind us. We didn’t pay that much attention but the next thing I knew, someone was punching me in the face.”
The attacker grabbed the victim’s hair and pulled her head back, punching her repeatedly before she fell to the ground. He fled in a black 4x4 similar to a Suzuki as a passenger, which headed towards Bath Road.
The victim suffered knee and face injuries and was treated in hospital before being released.
She said: “I’m 46 going on 25; I usually like to go out and enjoy myself but this incident has knocked me. I am always looking over my shoulder and I'm constantly on my guard.
“I don’t want it to happen to anyone else. If he’s done it to me, he’s probably done it to someone else and he will most probably do it again. A man that attacks a woman is...well I don’t want to say, it just makes me angry. He needs to be caught.”
The suspect is Asian with a strong accent, aged between 30-40, and about 5’8 with short brown hair and a round face. He may have been wearing a gold sovereign-style ring.
Detective Sergeant Andrew Dawson said: "We believe the suspect may be known to people in the area. The victim has been left shaken and has visible scars to her face. I urge anyone who recognises this man or has any information about this incident to call Hillingdon Police on 0208 246 1498.”
Anyone with information is asked to call call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.