An NHS doctor has suffered head injuries after her head being repeatedly kicked during an attempted theft.

The doctor, 44, was assaulted at Prospect Road, Woodford Green, on her way home from work just after 7.30pm on November 3.

In a Facebook post, the victim’s sister said a man slammed the woman to the floor, repeatedly kicking her face and stamping on her head in an attempt to take her bag.

The sister added: “Luckily two men passing intervened and scared him off and police/ambulance were called.”

Metropolitan Police have confirmed they found the woman suffering from head and facial injuries.

She was taken to hospital for treatment but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7099/03Nov.