Man warns commuters after brutal robbery near Seven Kings station
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A man who was kicked in the head and robbed is appealing for witnesses to the brutal attack to come forward.
Accountant Mohammed Parvez, 46, from Seven Kings, was on his way home from work from Seven Kings station when he was approached by two men at about 11pm on Wednesday, July 15, in nearby Brownlea Gardens.
The men grabbed Mohammed and threw him to the ground before repeatedly kicking, punching and stamping on his neck and head.
The pair continued the attack even after Mohammed handed over his phone.
It stopped when one of the men went through the victim’s pockets and took his wallet.
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A camera and a watch of “sentimental value” were also taken.
The pair then got away in a waiting car.
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Mr Parvez was taken to King George Hospital, Goodmayes and later discharged.
“It lasted about 90 seconds and I was left covered in blood,” said Mr Parvez. “There was only about £20 in the wallet.
“My family is really worried – it’s just upsetting that something like this could happen near where you live. I have lived in Seven Kings for more than 20 years and haven’t experienced anything like it.
“People steal and burgle, but to be severely assaulted is worrying.”
Mr Parvez urged people using the station late at night to stay vigilant after the attackers went “straight into the assault”.
“They didn’t even ask for my stuff, they just went straight in,” he said.
“I’m not walking late from the station any more – people coming home late from the office need to be careful.”
“I feel I can’t walk and be safe when it’s late – it’s just unbelievable.”
The first man is described as black, aged between 25 and 30, about 6ft tall, of average build and was wearing jeans and trainers.
The second man is also described as black, between 25 and 30, of stocky build and with facial hair. He was wearing jeans and trainers. Both had London accents.
“I’m concerned that these attackers will cause serious harm to their next victim if they are not stopped,” added Mr Parvez.
Detectives are investigating and no arrests have yet been made.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 020 8345 1626 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.