Police are hunting for a man who punched and kicked a woman outside a pub in Brick Lane.

Detectives investigating the assault have issued CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police were called to the incident outside a pub in Brick Lane at 6.30am on Sunday, August 23.

A 27-year-old woman had met a man in Westminster before they both went to the pub, which was shut but the garden area open.

When the woman decided to leave, the man assaulted her, punching and kicking her. He also tried to pull off her clothes.

The woman was able to push her attacker away and run off down Brick Lane. She suffered minor injuries during the assault.

The man is described as black and slim with short hair. He wore a blue cap, grey zipped hooded top, jeans and black trainers.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to identify the attacker or who witnessed the assault.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 188656 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.