A MOTHER was violently assaulted by a man just yards from her home after she told him to be quiet at a train station earlier.
The 27-year-old had asked her attacker to stop tapping his beer bottle on a bench at Harrow and Wealdstone Station before boarding the same train.
She was then followed by the man, described as being of Asian or Arabic appearance, when she got off at Carpenders Park before the brutal daylight attack.
The assault left her with a broken nose and has temporarily halted her dancing career.
Since the attack the victim has released a statement about the incident in which she said: “I am very wary of people – especially men who look like the man who attacked me.
“After the incident I was very paranoid at home, I could not sleep and was worried about how to protect my 16-month old daughter.
”After the incident and subsequent operation on my nose, I had to rely on family to care for my daughter as I was suffering from terrible headaches, which I still occasionally suffer. I still cannot feel the left-side of my nose either.
”I am a professional dancer and due to the attack I have not been able to work or attend auditions, hence I have not been paid,”
Police have now issued a CCTV still of the man believed to be responsible for the attack which happened at around 3.50pm on Sunday June 27.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Andy Rose, said: “This was a shocking assault that involved an act of extreme violence towards a young woman in broad daylight.
“I strongly urge anyone who thinks they can help identify the man pictured to come forward and speak to us.
“Both boarded a northbound London Overground service, with the man following the victim off the train at Carpenders Park Station.
”The victim passed through the ticket barriers and was then followed by the man along the ramped footpath and then left to a set of stairs leading to a parade of shops.
”As she reached the stairs, the man ran from behind her and punched her once to the face, which left her with a broken nose and serious facial bruising.”
The man, believed to be aged between 19 and 27 is thought to be around 5ft 9in and was wearing a distinctive orange T-shirt on the day of the attack
* Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 and quote incident number 320 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.