A MAN walking home from the tube in Epping was knocked to the ground in an unprovoked assault.

Police say the 54-year-old victim was walking down the alleyway connecting Centre Drive to Epping Tube Station when he was struck to the back of the head, pulled to the ground and punched by two men.

The man suffered cuts to his face, nose and head and swelling to his nose and right knee.

Investigating officer PC Steve Bolingbroke said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack on a man who was doing nothing more than walking home. We are keen to catch the people responsible. I urge anyone with information to contact me please.”

Anyone with any information on the incident, which took place on Monday, October 11 around 11.50pm is asked to contact PC Bolingbroke at Epping police station on 0300 333 4444 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.