Redbridge assault live: Woman in critical condition as police close A123 Cranbrook Road in Ilford

A woman has been left fighting for her life after being attacked in Redbridge, East London, early this morning. Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 2.44am to Cranbrook Road, Ilford, where they found a seriously injured woman suffering head injuries.

The woman was subsequently taken to hospital where her condition was determined as life-threatening. Enquiries are under way to identify the woman and make contact with her family. There have been no arrests at this stage.

The A123 Cranbrook Road has been blocked since about 4am in both directions causing traffic to mount from The Park Hotel to A12 Eastern Avenue Gants Hill Roundabout. Police are now appealing for information from the public.

Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell said: “Our investigation is at a very early stage, but we believe the woman had been assaulted. Local people will see a significant police presence in the area today and in the coming days. If you have any information, or concerns that you wish to discuss, please talk to these officers

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the Cranbrook Road area of Ilford between 2.30am and 3.00am on Sunday morning to get in touch, including anyone who drove through the area and may have dashcam footage. We also want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the wider Ilford area overnight.”

MyLondon has contacted London Ambulance Service for more information. Follow our blog for live updates.

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