Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Hit-And-Run Driver Who Crippled Nightclub Mum Fights Case

BMW Driver: Petgrave
A hit-and-run driver, caught on CCTV mounting the pavement and leaving a single-mum he struck wheelchair-bound, claims he was fleeing attack, a court heard yesterday

Pascoe Petgrave, 21, was behind the wheel of a grey BMW at 4.30am when it ran over Chanelle Higgins, 31 and her friend Nakeesha Cox, who were walking home from a nightclub.

He reported the vehicle had been stolen to police over two weeks later, but now accepts he was driving the car in Norwood High Street, West Norwood.

Petgrave has pleaded not guilty at Inner London Crown Court to causing serious injury to Ms Higgins by dangerous driving on May 29, last year.

The women had just left Scandals nightclub when they were struck from behind by the diesel two-litre BMW.

She is not giving evidence, but was in court to hear prosecutor Mr. David Ryan tell the jury: “The injuries to Ms Higgins were catastrophic and life-changing.

“It was the early hours, 4.30am and the two ladies, one who is Ms Higgins, who is in court in a wheelchair, walked along the road on their way home.

“While walking on the pavement they were run over by this defendant, who was driving his vehicle along the pavement.

“There is no dispute the vehicle, this grey BMW, is this defendant’s.

“The car, after colliding with the girls did not stop, but continued on its way and disappeared.

In Court: Channelle Higgins
“Part of the prosecution case is that we have to show and prove there was serious injury caused to Ms Higgins and there were injuries to Ms Cox, but nowhere near the severity of those caused to Ms Higgins.”

On June 16, last year Petgrave walked into Brixton Police Station and reported the BMW stolen, but answered no more questions.

“The defendant’s case is that he was the driver and did collide with the two girls and did cause these serious injuries to Ms Higgins, but at the time was acting under duress.

“He is saying: ‘I was being threatened or about to be threatened. I drove off up the pavement because that’s the only thing I could do to escape serious injury or worse.’

“At no point ever did this defendant report this to the police.”

The jury were shown CCTV of the moment both women were run over. “This clip is quite shocking. What you can see there is this car continuing on the pavement.

“Ms Higgins is in the bottom right corner and Ms Cox is above and trying to get up to help her friend.”

Also captured on CCTV was an image of an unknown man with a wooden stick and another chasing Petgrave’s car.

Trial continues…………….. 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Keira Knightley's Stalker Sent To Secure Mental Hospital

Film star Keira Knightley’s stalker was sent to a secure psychiatric hospital today after flouting a court order by writing threatening tweets about the star and her family.

Mark Edmund Revill, 50, breached a restraining order in a series of chilling tweets that suggested the actress, husband James Righton, 33 and two year-old daughter Edie would be targeted at their £3.9m Islington home.

He tweeted: “My campaign of disobedience continues in Canonbury tonight,” and: “Keira Knightley and James Righton are not going to get much help from the police.”

Blackfriars Crown Court Judge Henry Blacksell QC announced: “There is no doubt great harm and upset has been caused to those people and their family.

“I have come to the conclusion that it is not just them that are put at serious risk, but the general public.”

The hospital order is indefinite and it will be down to psychiatrists at Homerton Hospital’s John Howard Centre to determine when it is safe to release Revill.

The court heard he is a paranoid schizophrenic, who condition has been exacerbated by a long history of drug abuse.

The couple informed the police of the breach and on April 1 Revill was arrested at 4.15pm and police found a collection of 324 child pornography images he had downloaded form the internet.

Revill, of Glebe Road, Hackney had also tweeted an indecent picture of a child to the actress, which horrified the mum-of-one. 

“Ms Knightley sets out in her statement it was something that gave her particular anxiety since they have a young child,” prosecutor Miss Jennifer Knight told the court previously.

Revill pleaded guilty to breaching the restraining order between January 1 and April 1 by composing a series of tweets to Keira.

The order, made at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on December 1, last year prohibits Revill contacting the 32 year-old star and going within 100 metres of the home she shares with ex-Klaxons musician James and their daughter.

He also pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of children on or before April 1 and distributing an indecent photograph of a child via twitter on March 9.

Revill further admitted an additional, lesser charge, brought under the Crime and Disorder Act of sending menacing messages via a public online forum.

He claims he only made 88 indecent images of children, but the dispute will no effect sentence.

“These charges arise from the fact Mr. Revill was convicted of stalking, having attended Keira Knightley’s house over a period of eight weeks and posted postcards and other items through her front door,” explained Miss Knight.

“The crown will be applying for another restraining order in more stringent terms than before.

“We will ask for a Sexual Harm Prevention Order to prevent any further publishing of indecent images.”

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Black Cab Driver Convicted Of Imprisoning Channel 4 Correspondent During Heater Row

Helena Ebrahimi Recorded Row On Phone
A black taxi driver, who locked Channel 4 business correspondent Helia Ebrahimi in his cab and ran her over as she tried to film his id plate, has received a suspended prison sentence from a judge who described him as a “blustering bully.”

James Wilkinson, 57, received four months imprisonment, suspended for a year, and must complete 210 hours community service work.

He was also banned from driving for two years and must pay £1,000 compensation to Ms Ebrahimi.

Wilkinson rowed with the Iranian-born broadcaster, 39, about his cab’s heating and told her the police were already too busy: “Dealing with the likes of you,” on the same day as the Westminster terror attack.

Wilkinson, of Provender Mill, Belvedere Road, Faversham was unanimously found guilty of falsely imprisoning Ms Ebrahimi on March 22 and driving dangerously in Roger Street, Holborn.

Blackfriars Crown Court Judge David Richardson told the grandfather: “You had a trivial argument with Ms Ebrahimi because the heater in your taxi was not working.

“You said words to the effect of: ‘If you’re going to be like that you can get out’ and she asked to be let out of the taxi.

“Your reaction was to take her back to a side street and drop her off. You ignored her repeated requests to be let out.

“She asked over ten times to be let out of the cab and you ignored her.

“When she got out and stood in the v-shape of the door and cab filming your id plate you drove forward with the door open, causing her to fall to the floor.

“This caused an injury to her knee, to her leg and the flare-up of a condition to her back.

“She says you drove the cab backwards. She maybe is right, but I’m not sure she was right.

“You driving forward while she was in that obviously dangerous position caused her to fall, the danger was obvious.

“She could have been injured much more seriously than she was.

“You were a black cab driver, we trust our black cab drivers to keep their tempers and obey the law.

“You committed these offences against a woman in your cab on her own.

“You are a blustering bully and you would never have behaved like that if it was a man in your cab.

“You took the opportunity to bully someone standing up to you in your cab.

“You have shown an utter lack of remorse, suggesting the video evidence was somehow tampered with.”

The £1,000 compensation to Ms Ebrahimi was for falsely imprisoning her in the locked taxi. “Reflecting a short, but frightening period of loss of liberty.

“We take loss of liberty seriously in this country,” added the judge.

“You could have no complaint if I passed an immediate custodial sentence on you, but I have taken into account your loss of character and career.”

Wilkinson must also pass an extended driving test before his licence is restored.

A probation officer described diabetic Wilkinson as a “polite and social individual largely” who could do around 7 hours community service a week.

His lawyer Miss Shanthi Sivakumaran told the court Wilkinson has one son, a social worker, and one grand daughter and lives alone, paying a £1,500 per month mortgage.

He has now lost his £2,000 per month taxi job. “That is going to stop with immediate effect.

“He is concerned he has lost his livelihood snd is concerned about how losing his licence will impact finding a new job.

“He is very afraid he is going to lose his home and other assets he has.”

Judge Richardson told her at the conclusion: “I thought you represented a very unpleasant client extremely well.”

The jury took only approximately thirty minutes to convict first-time offender Wilkinson, who had not been suspended as a cabbie pending the trial.

Ms Ebrahimi told the jury it was just after 8pm when she hailed the cab outside her ITN office in Gray’s Inn Road to go to her Notting Hill home.

“I was asking the taxi driver if he could put up the heating,” she told the jury. “The air coming out of the vents was colder than the air in the taxi.

“He was saying the heating was already on and I said it couldn’t be on. He wasn’t accepting that there wasn’t heating.

“He became frustrated and said: ‘If you’re going to be like that you’d better get out.’

“I thought that was really unfair, it was a cold night, I had a half-an-hour journey and taxi’s are expensive.

“I was quite upset. I didn’t understand why he was so angry….Why he was taking it so personally.”

She recorded 90 seconds of the row on her phone, which was played to the jury, who heard her repeatedly pleading: “Can you let me out of the car please.

“I feel very much under threat. I don’t feel safe.” 

She told the court: “I said: ‘If you’re going to kick me out here, I’m not going to pay. It was only three or four pounds.

“At that point he told me: ‘Well I’m not going to let you out then. I’m going to take you where I got you. I’m going to take you to the police station.”

Wilkinson then did a u-turn. “He said: ‘Don’t you think the police will be busy on a day like this dealing with the likes of you.

“The ‘day like this’ was the Westminster attack, the terrorist attack. It seemed like a strange thing to tell someone.”

Earlier that day 52 year-old Khalid Masood killed four Westminster Bridge pedestrians he ran over in an van and stabbed to death PC Keith Palmer outside the House of Commons.

“I thought this had escalated to something I couldn’t even comprehend. I said: ‘Please let me out of the cab.’

“I couldn’t understand his motivation, it seemed a bigger threat. He started to say things like: ‘This country use’d to have good people. This city had class.’

“That seemed like a personal attack, that he had an axe to grind.

“I couldn’t open the doors. They were locked during this whole period.

“I thought: ’Should I climb out of the window? but that’s an idiot’s guide. I could break my neck, I was caught in a panic.”

She described Wilkinson’s behaviour as “sinister” and having a greater motivation than a lost fare.

“He called me a thief and when I pleaded that I was feeling unsafe he said he was feeling unsafe to.

“To me it seemed like an incredibly frightening situation. It felt like to me racist attacks, very personal.”

Wilkinson dropped her off near Gray’s Inn Road and can be heard on the recording shouting: “Get out of my cab!”

Ms Ebrahimi stood by the open door filming Wilkinson’s number. “As I was filming the car’s id plate the car went forward and came back and hit me and I went flying into the air.

“I was struck backwards about a metre and a half and fell on my right side.”

She called the police when a second taxi drove her home. “I had bruises on my knees and legs and a trapped sciatic nerve due to the fall on the lower part of my back.”

Ms Ibrahim is the former Senior City Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph and was a journalist at the Mail on Sunday and CNBC.  

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Polish Carer Was Bought Skimpy Outfits By Disabled Voyeur

Farhan Mian Says The CCTV Was For Security
A young female Polish carer to a severely disabled man, who secretly filmed her topless as she sat on the edge of her bed, told a jury he asked her for sexual favours and bought her skimpy outfits.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient Farhan Mian, 32 - who needs 24 hour care - hired Eastern European women and recorded them showering and undressing at his flat, isleworth Crown Court heard.

Mian was able to operate three cameras in his White City flat in Banstead Court via a computer, which allowed him to zoom in and rotate them 360 degrees.

Two cameras were pointed at the carers’ bed in their private room and their shower, the third was in Mian’s room and there was a fourth short-lived camera hidden in a Playboy Bunny’s eye in their bedroom.

He has pleaded not guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to six counts of voyeurism for the purpose of sexual gratification between 2011 and 2015.

Mian says his nephew installed the cameras as a security measure after he was a victim of a theft and they were not for any gratification.

He can only move his tongue and right thumb and is usually bed-bound, but can operate a computer to communicate and is transported to court in a wheelchair that also assists his breathing.

The woman told the court: “He often talked about sex and I didn’t like that.

“He talked about his past relationships and what he did with the girls, showing me his sex toys and making sexual jokes.

“He told me that he had some sexual relationships with carers in the past.

“Some of the carers were also like his girlfriend and some of them did some extras for him.”

She told the court he was keen for her to assist him pleasuring himself. “He was telling me that when he has a shower sometimes he pays extra if someone helps him with a hand.

“He said he’d buy me pyjamas and I said make sure they have long sleeves and trousers, but when they arrived he had ordered a top with straps and very short shorts.

“He said: ‘I’ll get you a swimming costume so you can wear it when you shower me.’

‘I refused to wear it because it was two small pieces attached with string.”

Police were called and found the recordings after another carer, who had only been there five days, found a secret camera on September 3, 2015.

Trial continues.........


Friday, 3 November 2017

Channel 4 Business Correspondent Relives Black Cab Ordeal

Helia Ebrahimi Leaving Blackfriars Crown Court
A black taxi driver locked Channel 4 business correspondent Helia Ebrahimi in his cab during a row over the heating and later ran her over as she tried to film his id plate on her phone, a court heard yesterday.

James Wilkinson, 57, allegedly told the Iranian-born broadcaster, 39, the police were already too busy: “Dealing with the likes of you,” on the same day as the Westminster terror attack.

Wilkinson, of Provender Mill, Belvedere Road, Faversham has pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning Ms Ebrahimi on March 22 and driving dangerously in Roger Street, Holborn.

She told Blackfriars Crown Court it was just after 8pm when she hailed the cab outside her ITN office in Gray’s Inn Road to go to her Notting Hill home.

“I was asking the taxi driver if he could put up the heating,” she told the jury. “The air coming out of the vents was colder than the air in the taxi.

“He was saying the heating was already on and I said it couldn’t be on. He wasn’t accepting that there wasn’t heating.

“He became frustrated and said: ‘If you’re going to be like that you’d better get out.’

“I thought that was really unfair, it was a cold night, I had a half-an-hour journey and taxi’s are expensive.

“I was quite upset. I didn’t understand why he was so angry….Why he was taking it so personally.”

She recorded 90 seconds of the row on her phone, which was played to the jury, who heard her repeatedly pleading: “Can you let me out of the car please.

“I feel very much under threat. I don’t feel safe.” 

She told the court: “I said: ‘If you’re going to kick me out here, I’m not going to pay. It was only three or four pounds.

“At that point he told me: ‘Well I’m not going to let you out then. I’m going to take you where I got you. I’m going to take you to the police station.”

Wilkinson then did a u-turn. “He said: ‘Don’t you think the police will be busy on a day like this dealing with the likes of you.

“The ‘day like this’ was the Westminster attack, the terrorist attack. It seemed like a strange thing to tell someone.”

Earlier that day 52 year-old Khalid Masood killed four Westminster Bridge pedestrians he ran over in an van and stabbed to death PC Keith Palmer outside the House of Commons.

“I thought this had escalated to something I couldn’t even comprehend. I said: ‘Please let me out of the cab.’

“I couldn’t understand his motivation, it seemed a bigger threat. He started to say things like: ‘This country use’d to have good people. This city had class.’

“That seemed like a personal attack, that he had an axe to grind.

“I couldn’t open the doors. They were locked during this whole period.

“I thought: ’Should I climb out of the window? but that’s an idiot’s guide. I could break my neck, I was caught in a panic.”

She described Wilkinson’s behaviour as “sinister” and having a greater motivation than a lost fare.

“He called me a thief and when I pleaded that I was feeling unsafe he said he was feeling unsafe to.

“To me it seemed like an incredibly frightening situation. It felt like to me racist attacks, very personal.”

Wilkinson dropped her off near Gray’s Inn Road and can be heard on the recording shouting: “Get out of my cab!”

Ms Ebrahimi stood by the open door filming Wilkinson’s number. “As I was filming the car’s id plate the car went forward and came back and hit me and I went flying into the air.

“I was struck backwards about a metre and a half and fell on my right side.”

She called the police when a second taxi drove her home. “I had bruises on my knees and legs and a trapped sciatic nerve due to the fall on the lower part of my back.”

Ms Ibrahim is the former Senior City Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph and was a journalist at the Mail on Sunday and CNBC.  


Trial continues……….. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Alleged Vandal Wanted For Damaging Door At Ex-Deputy PM Nick Clegg's Putney Home

A local man accused of damaging a door at the £2.1m home of Former Deputy Prime minister and Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg is now being hunted by police.

Ricky Broom, 33, of Upper Richmond Road, Putney, failed to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court after receiving a postal requisition.

A warrant without bail was issued for his arrest.

He is charged with one count of causing criminal damage to a door on October 15 in Parkfields, Putney.

No more details were given.

It is the family home of Mr. Clegg, 50, his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez and their three sons. 

The former MP lost his Sheffield Hallam seat after 12 years in this year’s general election.

He was Lib Dem leader between 2007 and 2015.

Magistrate Mr. David Simms announced: “We have no information as to Mr. Broom’s whereabouts so we feel a warrant without bail is necessary and proportionate in the circumstances.”

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Drunken Plane Passenger's Bomb Threat

A dunken agitated passenger triggered an emergency after shouting: "Watch him he's got a bomb," when his Qantas plane landed at Heathrow Airport.

Merchant Navy First Officer Laurentiu Streaja, 36, was returning home to Romania following his vessel's journey to New Zealand and was locked-up for a month until his sentencing this week.

There had to be a lock-down of the A380 jet, which had taken-off in Dubai, with no passengers allowed off until a thorough search was completed.

Streaja pleaded guilty to being drunk on board the plane and making a bomb hoax on the September 30, flight.

Uxbridge Magistrates Court remanded him in custody on October 2, where he remained until this Monday's hearing at Isleworth Crown Court.

The court heard Streaja was "agitated" after the plane landed and kept getting out of his seat, despite warnings from cabin crew to remain seated.

He shoved the crew member into another passenger and shouted: "That man's got a bomb. Watch him he's got a bomb."

Streaja had got drunk on red wine during the flight and said he remembered nothing about the incident when questioned by police.

He has served in the Romanian Navy and is now second in command to the ship's captain in his current job, sailing container vessel's all over the world.

Streaja's lawyer told the court of the married dad: "This could have an absolutely devestating effect on his career and his family.

"If he goes to prison that will be the end of his current contract."

His six-month work stint had ended in Auckland and he had been travelling for twenty-seven hours without sleep when he was arrested.

Streaja admits he tried to drink himself to sleep with red wine.

Judge Andrew McDowall told him: "People who get drunk on an aircraft can cause a great deal of trouble and distress although this was in the last stages of the flight that you were misbehaving.

"I don't know what effect this will have on your career, but I'm sure it won't help it."

Streaja was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, suspended for two years. 



Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Severely-Disabled Man Recorded Naked Carers On Secret CCTV Cameras

A disabled man watched his naked young female carers on secret spy cameras, even recording one performing an x-rated live bed show for him with the aid of a sex toy, a court heard yesterday.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient Farhan Mian, 32 - who needs 24 hour care - hired Eastern European women and recorded them showering and undressing at his flat, the jury were told.

Mian was able to operate three cameras in his White City flat at in Banstead Court via a computer, which allowed him to zoom in and rotate them 360 degrees.

Two cameras were pointed at the carers’ bed in their private room and their shower, the third was in Mian’s room and there was a fourth short-lived camera hidden in a Playboy Bunny’s eye in their bedroom.

He has pleaded not guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to six counts of voyeurism for the purpose of sexual gratification between 2011 and 2015.

Mian says his nephew installed the cameras as a security measure after he was a victim of a theft and they were not for any gratification.

He can only move his tongue and right thumb and is usually bed-bound, but can operate a computer to communicate and is transported to court in a wheelchair that also assists his breathing.

Police were called and found the recordings after another carer, who had only been there five days, found a secret camera on September 3, 2015.

Prosecutor Mr. Tim Starkey told the jury three young women, from Poland and Latvia, were hired by Mian, who is funded by the NHS to arrange his own care.

The first carer was employed between 2010 and 2012. “The camera is pointed towards her and follows her to the shower and zooms in.

“She was unaware she was being filmed and did not consent.”

Another seven recordings were found on Mian’s computer, including her undressing, using the toilet and intimately shaving herself.

In June, 2011 she returned after a two-week break. “She saw two Playboy Bunny’s attached to her bed and one of the eyes was a camera.”

“She complained and Mr. Mian said words to the effect of: ‘It’s my property, I can do what I want.’

“She was upset and he offered to pay her three thousand pounds to keep quiet about the camera.”

The woman called the police, but she did not make a statement and there was no further action.

The second woman worked for Mian between 2011 and 2016. “He offered her cash to masturbate in front of him.

“He recorded her in his bedroom, where she undressed and had a sex toy and went to kiss him.

“She lay on his bed and stroked her vagina with her fingers, but did not consent to him recording her doing this.”

Police found recordings of the third woman, who was employed for fourteen months from January, 2015, sitting on her bed stripped to the waist.

“She said it must have been just after she had taken a shower and said Mr. Mian frequently spoke to her in a sexually inappropriate way.

“He bought her a bikini to wear when she showered him and bought her a short Ann Summers dress.

“He said his carers often gave him ‘extras’ which she took to believe as sexual favours.”

Mr. Starkey added: “The cameras were installed specifically with the purpose to allow these acts of voyeurism to take place.

“He told the police he was a victim of theft and got his nephew to install the cameras.”


However, the jury were told some of the recordings were made before his claim a Bulgarian carer stole £300 from him in 2014.

Trial continues…………  

Monday, 30 October 2017

Prostitute Repeatedly Raped By Knife-Wielding Customer

A punter, who repeatedly raped a prostitute then jumped from his seventh-floor window to escape police, has been jailed for twelve years.
Ahad Ali, 21, broke an arm and a leg when the victim – a woman in her forties – raised the alarm and officers forced their way into his flat.
Ali, of Sidney Street, Stepney was convicted at Woolwich Crown Court of four counts of rape; one count of sexual assault by penetration; false imprisonment and threats to kill.
She was booked at attend Ali's home at 9.00pm on February 13, but when she arrived he pushed her into his bedroom and locked the door.
He then grabbed her by the hair and picked up a knife and placed it against her throat.
Ali raped the woman four times after he threatened to kill her if she did not do what he said.
When he left the room for a short period of time, the victim managed to call a taxi driver and screamed for help before Ali grabbed the phone off her.
The taxi driver then called police to the address and officers forced entry to the flat.
In an attempt to evade arrest Ali leapt from the window and spent ten days in hospital recovering from his injuries.
In police interview, Ali claimed the victim had made up the allegations, but he was convicted by a jury.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences (CASO) Command built up a strong case against Ali after taking statements from the victim and the taxi driver.
Mobile phone analysis was also used to back up the victim's account.
Detective Constable Stav Georgiou-Moran, a CASO officer who led the investigation said: "Ahad Ali is a predatory individual who targeted a vulnerable female.
This was a premeditated, violent attack that involved the use of a large knife to threaten the victim.
"I would like to praise the courage and bravery of the victim in giving evidence against the defendant.
“Anyone who has been the victim of sexual violence is advised to tell someone they trust or inform the police."

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Park Rapist Who Pounced On 17 Year-Old Girl Gets Life

A rapist, who befriended a 17 year-old girl in a park after asking her for a cigarette light, has been caged for a minimum of sixteen years.
Otis Morrow, 38, of High Road, Leyton persuaded the youngster to assist him moving items in nearby Jubilee Park, where he raped her in a secluded area.
Snaresbrook Crown Court placed him on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely when passing a life sentence.
The court heard that at 7.12pm on Wednesday, April 19, police were called by the girl, who was found in the park in a distressed and dishevelled state.
She said Morrow approached her in the park and asked for a light for a cigarette.
They both sat together and talked and he asked her to assist him with moving some items in the park, which she agreed to.
Once they were in a secluded area of the park, Morrow pushed the teenager to the floor, sexually assaulted her and then raped her.
Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command attended and were able to identify Morrow from her description.
Two hours later Morrow was arrested and taken to an east London police station where he was charged.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Henry Marshall, said: “This was a horrible attack on a girl who innocently wanted to help Morrow when he asked for help.
He abused her trust, deceived and then caused her further physical and psychological harm.
I hope the sentence served will allow her to move on with her life and be a warning to those intent on causing harm to others.”

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Late-Night East London Assault: Race Attack?

Police are hunting a thug who battered this victim outside a Marks & Spencer's in east London.
Police were called to George Lane, Woodford at 2.08am on October 22 after the 30 year-old man was found unconscious.
He had suffered serious head injuries and was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital.
The suspect, a five-foot, seven inch tall black male was last seen leaving in a grey car after walking towards South Woodford Station.
He had short hair that was longer on top and was wearing a dark top and dark-coloured jeans.
A group of teenagers - who were standing nearby - are believed to have recorded the attack on their phones before driving off in a black car.
Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to call the East Area Reactive Investigations Unit via 101 or tweet @MetCC.
Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.