Assault victim Rachel England posts You Tube video to help catch attacker
5:50pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
A victim of a vicious random assault in Clapham Park has posted a You Tube video in order to catch her attacker because she feels police are not helping her.
Rachel England, 27, was twice punched in the face, causing a horrific-looking black eye, before the attacker "smashed her head off a car bonnet" and brutally attacked her boyfriend, Andy Wright, 29.
Since the attack amateur marathon runner Mr Wright, whose leg was broken in two places, has undergone surgery and will require "constant support" to recover.
The attack took place in Forster Road, off Poynders Road, just after 1.30am on Sunday, October 15.
In the You Tube video, which already been viewed more than 8,000 times, Wandsworth resident Miss England, said: "On Saturday night, my boyfriend, a friend and I were walking home in Clapham.
"We were set upon by a stranger who punched me in the eye and the mouth, before smashing my head off a car bonnet.
"He pushed me on to the road and I hit my head on the pavement. He then hurled my boyfriend over the bonnet of a parked car and hit him repeatedly before running away.
"It happened so quickly and it's hard to put together a picture of the attacker, least of all because I was unconscious for some time.
"My boyfriend is in hospital having undergone a serious operation to insert pins into his legs, which was shattered in two places. He'll probably have those in his legs for the rest of his life."
The attacker is thought to be in his 30s, with a shaved undercut and dark blond hair - he was wearing a striped top with padded bodywarmer.
Miss England, a journalist, added: " Somebody did this to us intentionally and they left us lying in the road.
"There is a psychopath out there who batters girls and guys for s**** and giggles. There is a dangerous person who won't think twice about attacking people.
"Will do it again? Of course he will. If I had died would there be more effort to find this guy? Of course there would.
Scotland Yard has said the case was being investigated by Lambeth CID and "inquiries are ongoing".