Man critical with head injuries after attack - police appeal

12:00 12 May 2012

The 57-year-old driver made off before the robber could take any cash

The 57-year-old driver made off before the robber could take any cash

Archant

The 22-year-old is in critical condition in hospital after being found with serious head injuries in east London.

Scotland Yard said officers were alerted at about 10.45 last night to an incident in Downing Road, Dagenham.

The victim, a local man, was found near the junction with Darcy Gardens and taken to a hospital in Essex.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and is in custody at an east London police station.

Detectives appealed for anyone who may have seen an altercation or anything suspicious to come forward.

Acting Detective Inspector Perry Benton, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “It is essential that anyone who may be able to assist the investigation does come forward. They may be able to help us piece together the full circumstances of the incident which has left this man fighting for his life.”

Anyone who could help was asked to call the incident room at Barking on 020-8345 3775, or if wishing to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Latest Stories

41 minutes ago
The woman was attacked as she got the train home from Paddington station (Picture: British Transport Police)

A woman was sexually assaulted after she fell asleep on a train from Paddington to Reading after a night out in London.

Read more
The man was found at an address in Cumberland Street in Pimlico (Picture: Google Streetview)

A man was found with gunshot and stab wounds at a house in Pimlico in the early hours of this morning say police, who are appealing for information.

Read more
08:22
Makers Cafe has opened in Shoreditch (Pic: Makers Cafe)

The UK’s first 3D printing cafe has opened in Shoreditch, east London.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more
Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more
Can you guess the Tube station just from the outside? (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How well do you know your Tube stations? Can you guess these Underground stops from the pictures taken outside them?

Read more