The assault of a Polish man outside Victoria Coach Station is not being treated as a hate crime, the Met Police has confirmed.
Kamil Sobala had just arrived in central London from Bath, when he said he approached two men for directions to a Tube station on Saturday evening.
The 31-year-old says he was beaten up on Elizabeth Street by a man in a grey suit because of his nationality.
He was taken to hospital by members of the public after police did not attend.
Mr Sobala suffered cuts and bruises to his face, as well as a head injury, following the attack which the Met confirmed they were investigating as a grievous bodily harm (GBH) offence.
"I only asked them for directions and if they knew for a place to charge my phone," he said.
"I am in so much pain, they just kept punching me. My head hurts."
However, the force said officers had since spoken to Mr Sobala and other witnesses as part of an investigation into the attack.
A spokesman added: "An investigation into the circumstances and to identify the person responsible for the attack is ongoing by detectives from Central West CID."
The Met confirmed there had been no arrests but that the force was aware of videos and images on social media appearing to show the men alleged to have been involved.
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