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Shocking moment homeless man is repeatedly kicked in ‘senseless’ daylight attack

A homeless man was repeatedly kicked in a 'senseless' attack by a customer queuing outside a sandwich shop.  

CCTV footage shows the attacker standing in line outside Dilieto Sandwich Bar, near the City of London's busy financial district, before launching the attack on the victim. 

Police released the shocking clip of the attack, which took place at around 12.20pm on March 28, with hopes of tracking down the person responsible. 

PC Sam Lowe, from the City of London Police's Communities Team, said: 'This was a violent and senseless attack on a vulnerable person.

CCTV footage shows the attacker standing in line outside Dilieto Sandwich Bar, near the City of London's busy financial district, before launching the attack on the victim

'The attacker was queuing up outside the sandwich shop along with many other people.

'We would urge anyone with information about the person who committed this vicious attack, or anyone who witnessed the incident, to contact us.' 

A statement from City of London Police read: 'Officers from the City of London Police have today (Tuesday 21 May 2019) released CCTV footage of an attack on a homeless man by a member of the public, in a bid to find the individual responsible.

Police released the shocking clip of the attack, which took place at around 12.20pm on March 28, with hopes of tracking down the person responsible

'On Thursday 28 March 2019 at approximately 12:20pm, a homeless man sat outside the Dilieto Sandwich Bar on Fleet Street (EC4A) was kicked multiple times in a sustained attack by a member of the public.' 

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the City of London Police on 020 7601 2222 quoting the crime reference 19000158508. 

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

PC Sam Lowe, from the City of London Police's Communities Team, said: 'This was a violent and senseless attack on a vulnerable person'

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