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Two men who beat a minicab driver unconscious opposite Bethnal Green Underground Station are being hunted by police.

The 36-year-old victim had stopped at traffic lights in Cambridge Heath Road when the two suspects got out of their car nearby and spoke to the victim about a minor collision.

They opened his car door, punched him in the face and then dragged him out of his car by his throat before punching him in the face until he was unconscious.

A passer-by called the London Ambulance Service who took the victim to an east London hospital. He was later released having suffered cuts and swelling and has been left with facial scarring.

Police were called to the scene just after 10pm on Tuesday, July 12 after being told the assault had occurred minutes before.

A CCTV image of the car at traffic lights

Detectives from Tower Hamlets investigating the suspected road rage assault have issued CCTV footage of two men they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a light skinned black man, aged in his 20s, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and clean shaven. He was wearing dark clothing.

The front seat passenger is described as a light skinned black man, aged in his 20s, 6ft 3ins tall, of slim build with short dark hair. He was also wearing dark clothing.

It is unclear as to the make, model and colour of the suspect vehicle.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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