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Hunt intensifies for men who brutally assaulted taxi driver at Heathrow Airport

Met Police detectives investigating a serious and unprovoked assault at Heathrow Airport are appealing to members of the public for their help to identify two men.

Officers are releasing images of the men who are wanted in connection with an investigation into an assault on 10 January against a taxi driver at Heathrow Terminal 5. The assault left the victim with multiple fractures to his face.

The two men are believed to have travelled to Heathrow on a bus from Woking and officers believe they may have connections to the town as well as west London and Surrey areas.

Anyone who has information about the identity of the two men or about the assault is urged to contact police by calling 101 and quote reference 1000114/24.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Ben Benlounes, from the Met’s Aviation Policing Command, said: “This was a violent and seemingly unprovoked attack, which has left the victim with very serious injuries to his face. We have made a number of enquiries to try to identify the men, and we’re now releasing these images to see if anyone can help us with this. It was an awful attack on the victim and we’re keen to do everything we can to identify the men involved and bring them to justice.

“If you have any idea about who these people could be, then I urge you to get in touch with us and let us know.”

The assault occurred on January 10 between 05:30am and 05:45am at Heathrow Terminal 5’s arrivals hall. The victim, waiting to collect a passenger, was approached by two men who verbally confronted him before one punched him in the face, causing injuries including fractures to his eye and nose.

Despite police and medical response, the assailants had fled. Detectives, gathering CCTV footage and witness statements, discovered the men boarded a RA2 (Rail Air) bus at Woking station earlier that morning, heading to Heathrow.

The first man is described as a white man with tanned skin, approximately 5ft 9ins tall and around 30-years-old. He was wearing black cargo trousers and black quilted puffer jacket.

The second man is described as a black man, around 5ft 11ins tall and was wearing black jeans, a black jacket and Nike trainers.

Anyone who has information about the identity of the two men or about the assault should contact police by calling 101 and quote reference 1000114/24.

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