A MAN suffered “horrific” injuries when he was smashed across the face with a bottle while getting a kebab in Edgware.

The victim needs plastic surgery to repair the damage to his nose and mouth after he was attacked outside Edgware Kebabs, in Whitchurch Lane.

While waiting for his food to arrive, he was approached by a black man who demanded he hand over a pound – something he refused to do.

As the 35-year-old left the kebab shop and headed back to his car, which was parked in nearby Handel Way, he noticed the attacker lying in wait for him.

But before the man could get into his car, a green 4x4, the attacker dragged him to the ground and struck him over the back of the head with a bottle.

Stunned by the attack, the victim looked up and the smashed bottle was jabbed into his face, leaving him with severe cuts to his face which will need plastic surgery to fix.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened at around 7.35pm on Wednesday, February 17.

DI Lee Dempster, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a very nasty attack, totally unprovoked and seems quite premeditated.

“I think his injuries are horrific – he has a scar running from the bottom of his nose through to his lips.

“I would urge anybody who was in the area and saw the attack to come forward.”

As the injured man lay on the ground, his attacker demanded money again, and he handed over £3. The attacker then ran away towards Buckingham Road.

Police were out in the area last night handing out leaflets appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The attacker has mediium to dark skin, he is believed to beaged around 20-years-old, and is around 5ft 6inchs tall. Police say he was wearing a black baseball cap, a white jumped, a dark waist-length coat, jeans and white trainers.

Anyone with information can contact DI Dempster on 0208 733 5407, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.