Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after a 65-year-old man was slashed in the face.

The incident took place on Mandeville Street, Hackney on Thursday, April 11 shortly after 8pm.

The London Ambulance Service were already on scene and had been treating the victim’s significant facial wound, which required multiple stitches.

The victim was approaching his home when a man from behind him attacked before running off over the other side of the street.

The victim's daughter and grandson, who heard their father and grandfather’s shouts, had come out of the house and attempted to pursue the suspect.

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Another image of the man police would like to speak to. Photo: Met Police

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

He can be seen in the imagery wearing a Black puffer jacket with a small white logo, dark trousers and black rucksack – he is believed to be in his mid-twenties.

There is no information to suggest the victim and suspect are known to each other. Enquiries continue to establish any possible motive.

DC Robina Balal of the Central East Command, is leading the investigation and said: “This was a callous and unnecessary attack on an innocent member of public.

“We urge anyone who recognises the man in the imagery to come forward and let us know; any information could help us to catch the man who caused this life-changing injury.”

If you have any information about the man in the images or, anything to do with the incident, please contact police on 101, quoting CAD 7174/11Apr.

Alternatively, you can contact anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.