POLICE hunting a man who assaulted a 16-year-old girl at the London Mela after she spurned his advances have released this e-fit of the suspect.
The teenager was dancing in front of the main stage to headliner Jay Sean at the festival in Gunnersbury Park, on the borders of Brentford and Ealing, on Sunday, September 4, at about 5.35pm, when the attack took place.
The girl, who was with a family member at the time, was approached by a man whose efforts to get close up and dance with her she resisted.
He then punched her in the face three times, knocking out one of her front teeth, before making off into the crowd. She was given first aid at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.
The suspect is described as light-skinned and Asian in appearance. He is approximately 28-30 years old and around 5ft6, with a stocky build, short fluffy hair and a 'square-shaped' face.
He was wearing a grey/blue long-sleeved shirt, 3/4 length trousers and a black baseball cap with a yellow underside which fell off his head during the assault.
Detective Sergeant Martin Siertsema, of Hounslow's Community Safety Unit, said: "Given the close proximity of the incident to the front of the main stage, it is possible that recordings made on mobile devices may have picked up the event taking place."
Anyone with information is asked to call Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.