Smartly-dressed man headbutts pedestrian on Tower Bridge

A smartly-dressed man headbutted a stranger to the floor after being bumped by an umbrella on Tower Bridge.

The brutal attack happened during a rainy morning commute in London and was caught on CCTV.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was left with a deep gash on his forehead after a stranger nutted him to the ground on one of the world’s most famous bridges.

Police are now hunting the man who launched the attack on the west side of the bridge at about 8am on April 30.

In the footage, it appears the younger, bearded man bumps into the older man, who was holding an umbrella out in front of him as he walked northbound.

They turn to face each other and after a brief exchange of words, the attacker rushes back towards the victim and delivers a savage headbutt.

He then shoves the victim, wearing a white shirt and tie under his jacket in the video, out of the camera’s view and looks back as he walks away.

The victim, from south-east London, was said to have been shaken after the incident left him with facial injuries.

The suspect appears to have dark hair and facial hair, a dark jacket, dark jeans, white trainers and was holding a light-coloured bag over his right shoulder.

He also appears to be wearing earphones.

A City of London Police spokesperson said: "Officers have taken a number of steps since the incident on Monday, 30 April 2018, viewing CCTV, speaking to staff in the local area, sharing CCTV stills on police intelligence systems, and revisiting the area where the assault happened.

"Now we are calling on the public to help identify the man, who we wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

"CCTV footage released today shows the victim walked northbound on the west side of Tower Bridge at 8am, while the other man walked in the opposite direction.

"After a brief exchange of words, the assault took place, leaving the victim, in his 50s, from south-east London, understandably shaken."

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