BREAKING

Man left in critical condition after group of males jump on his head in Battersea

man left in critical condition after group of males jump on his head in battersea

Police were called to Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 at 16.32hrs on Saturday, 25 May.

Officers attended and found a 46-year-old man suffering a head injury. London Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to the hospital. He remains there in a critical condition and his next of kin have been informed.

It is believed that, shortly before the victim was assaulted, he had approached a group of males who were attempting to steal his moped which was parked nearby, in a car park near to shops off Battersea Park Road.

The victim was attacked in the street by this group of males, who made off prior to the arrival of police.

The moped was not stolen. It has been recovered by police and is subject to forensic examination.

A 16-year-old male was arrested near to the scene a short time later on suspicion of GBH. He was taken to a west London police station and has been bailed to a date in early June pending further enquiries.

Due to the nature of the incident and the victim’s critical condition, the police investigation is being led by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.