An e-fit has been released after a man was randomly attacked in the street.
It happened in North Road, Ilford, at 6.40pm on June 15.
A 24-year-old man was approached by a man who asked for money.
When he explained he did not have any, he was punched in the back of the neck by a previously unseen man.
A fight ensued involving all three and the victim was repeatedly punched, receiving cuts from what is believed to be a bladed article.
The two men are described as Asian and in their mid-30s.
One was wearing blue denim jeans and a grey jumper.
He had short black hair and a beard.
The other man was wearing grey bottoms and a blue Italy football shirt with 'S.Azad' printed on the back.
Anyone with information is asked to call DC Ryan Hunter at Redbridge Community Safety Unit on 0208 345 2711 or 101 quoting reference CRIS 4411535/14. Or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.