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Police are appealing for information following an attempted armed robbery of a newsagents in Tower Hamlets

Police are appealing for information following an attempted armed robbery of a newsagents in Tower Hamlets.

The incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday, 18 June at approximately 6am.

A single male suspect entered newsagents in Roman Road, London, E2.

The man produced a knife in an apparent attempt to rob the newsagent.

He was challenged by a member of staff and after a struggle left the scene.

The member of staff, a man in his mid-30s, received minor injuries. He did not require hospital treatment.

No property was stolen.

No arrests at this time. Detectives are pursuing a number of leads and reviewing CCTV footage of the incident. Police are aware that footage of this incident has been circulated on social media also.

Enquiries continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 1127/18Jun or contact via Twitter @MetCC.