POLICE are appealing for help to identify a man wanted in connection with an assault in Purley earlier this year, featured on the BBC's Crimewatch this evening (Thursday).
The assault took place on March 29 at 10.30pm outside a restaurant in Purley High Street. The suspect is said to have approached the victim, 49, who stood smoking in the street, and asked him for a cigarette.
When he was told he didn't have one for him, the suspect then punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall on the ground.
Police are urging anyone with information on the identity of the man to call 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting 147417.