A woman was attacked in Shoreditch Park in the early hours of Wednesday morning by a stranger carrying a knife.
The Metropolitan Police have released CCTV images today of a man they want to question in connection with the attack.
The victim left a friend’s house on the morning of March 5 and noticed she was being followed when walking towards the park.
As she was turning down Canal Walk the stranger grabbed her coat and attempted to attack her with the knife before running away.
Police say the man was white with a cockney accent, dressed in a black coat, jeans and a flat cap.
Detective Constable Vicki Henderson, from Hackney CID said: “I would appeal to anyone who recognises this man, particularly by his clothing or anyone who was in the area to contact the police.”