Micha Birgitta, 31 (right), had her nose broken and is still suffering double vision after being set upon by a man in Shoreditch. The Muslim confronted her and two friends before punching her in the face and knocking out her male friend. Police released CCTV stills of the attack in an attempt to catch the man earlier this month.
Evening Standard (h/t Marvin W) But the quality of the pictures were so bad that Ms Birgitta has now released her own images of the suspect.
She said she could not believe that a high-quality video taken on her friend’s phone wasn’t put out by officers targeting the attacker. “The CCTV is terrible quality. Even his own mum wouldn’t recognise him in that video.”
She said she was so “desperate” for the man to be caught that she was now doing the police’s job for them. “Whenever I see someone who looks like him I feel unsafe. “I’m afraid of someone running up behind me.”
Ms Birgitta had just left nightclub East Bloc with two friends when a cyclist rode into them in City Road and fell of his bike. “He was super angry and pushed me away to get to my friend. “He was yelling about how it was our fault he fell over. My friend started arguing.”
The suspect ran off after punching Ms Birgitta and her friend. But he came back as she rang 999 in a daze to raise the alarm. “He said: ‘Are you okay?’ and I said: ‘Do I look like I’m okay? I have a huge bump on my head.’ “I said: ‘What’s your name?’ and he said it was Omar.
Scotland Yard said they were only made aware of the new photographs yesterday. A spokesman said: “We will always use the best images we have to appeal for those wanted for questioning by police. “In our initial appeal on this case, we used the only image we had available.