The teenager, who collapsed to the pavement after one punch in Plaistow, east London, said she wanted the thug to be caught so he could not injure anybody else.
‘I hope I’m his last victim’: Girl, 16, punched so hard by stranger she was knocked out cold speaks of sickening ordeal caught on CCTV
* Police hunting 6ft man after attack in Plaistow, east London last Tuesday
* Video shows terrible force of the unprovoked battering
* Teenager was on her way to college when vile thug punched her
* Stranger chases her, batters her and runs off without looking back
* Shocked detectives say they have never seen an attack quite like it
* The student says she is now scared to walk down the street alone
The 16-year-old victim of a brutal street attack said last night that she hoped to be the last victim of the stranger who knocked her unconscious.
The teenage student, who collapsed to the pavement after one powerful punch in Plaistow, east London, explained she wanted the thug to be caught so that he could not injure anybody else.
She said she had ‘no idea’ what was about to happen when he ran up behind her in broad daylight as she walked to college and viciously swung at her.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the teenager said that ‘the next thing she knew’, she was waking up in an ambulance taking her to hospital.
‘It was really bad,’ she told ITV’s London Tonight, dressed conservatively in a black belted coat and headscarf.
‘I had a migraine, my chin was grazed and sore, my teeth were hurting because they were chipped and I couldn’t talk.
‘I hope he does get caught so he doesn’t do it again to another person. I hope I am his last victim.’
The girl said she had seen a man looking at her when she had briefly gone back into her house to get the mobile phone she had left behind.
It appears that he then followed her down Plaistow High Street and savagely attacked her just 500m from her home, outside the Black Lion pub.
She admitted she is scared to walk down the street alone since the vicious beating last Tuesday.
The shocking CCTV footage was circulated by police yesterday in an effort to find the man responsible, with the girl’s face blurred to protect her identity.
At just after 12.30pm, the thug is shown running up behind the teenager and taking a massive swing with his right fist, causing the teenager to black out instantly and crash to the ground.
Her attacker then turns and runs off, leaving the smartly dressed girl lying unconscious on the pavement.
The teen was taken to Newham General Hospital with bruising and cuts to her head and face, but was released the same day after tests.
Detective Superintendent Helen Millichap, of Newham Police, said she had never seen anything quite like it.
She said it was very unusual to come across such a crime - one that appears completely motiveless and unprovoked and took place in the middle of the day.
The suspect is described by police as a ‘muscularly built’ black male with a shaven head, and around 6ft tall.
Police said he followed the girl from her home, around a third of a mile away from where he attacked her.
They said he was wearing baseball jacket and jeans and is aged between 25 and 30.