Man, 42, fighting for his life in hospital after ‘serious assault’ in South London

A 42-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after an alleged assault in South London, in the early hours of this morning (Sunday October 17).

Metropolitan Police were called to High Street, Beckenham, at 1.22am today following reports of an assault.

Officers attended the scene with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and found the man suffering from a serious head injury.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to a South London hospital where he remains in a critical condition. Police say his next of kin have been informed.

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The police are now appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they wish to speak to following the incident.

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault or who has information about what took place.

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Detective inspector Tom Revell of the South Area Command CID said: “Initial enquiries suggest that the assault occurred after a confrontation in the street between the victim and another man.

“We believe the person in the picture we are releasing will be able to assist us with our enquiries.

“If he sees this appeal, I would urge him to come forward and make himself known to the police.

“If anyone else who sees this appeal knows who he is, I would ask them to pass that information on to us.”

Information can be provided by calling police on 101 and giving the reference 536/17OCT.

Alternatively, it can be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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