Two thugs in their early 20s beat up a man in his 40s with a metal pole and forced him into performing a sex act on them in London.
Police have said the brutal late night attack began outside East Ham tube station when the victim told his attackers he didn’t have any cigarettes.
The pair punched him multiple times, robbing his backpack, ID and bank cards before dragging him past shocked members of the public to a cash machine.
When the victim couldn’t withdraw any money, the assailants dragged him to a nearby park.
This is when the two beat him with a metal pole and forced him to perform sex acts on them while they filmed the horrific sexual assault.
When a passerby heard the man’s cries for help, police were alerted. However, the suspects had fled before officers arrived at the scene.
Detective Constable Monir Nainia, from the Met’s specialist sexual offences team, said: ‘This was a particularly violent attack, with the suspects brazenly ignoring residents and passers-by in what would have been a busy location.
‘Thankfully incidents of this nature are extremely rare and we are conducting numerous inquiries to trace the suspects. Extra patrols have been put in place in the area to provide reassurance.’
Both men, believed to be around 20 and 22, are of Mediterrean descent.
One of the two suspects in the attack, which began around 11pm on 31 January, was described as wearing a black hoodie with his hair gelled back. The other man wore distinctive white glasses.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or saw the suspects fleeing the police are being urged to contact police on 020 8217 7451. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.