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Appeal for key witnesses to Gants Hill roundabout suspected assault as woman remains in a critical condition

PUBLISHED: 13:08 05 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:31 05 January 2019

Police were called to reports of a crash and suspected assault in Gants Hill last night. Photo: Whatsapp

Police were called to reports of a crash and suspected assault in Gants Hill last night. Photo: Whatsapp

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Police are appealing for key witnesses to the alleged assault of a woman – who remains in hospital in a critical condition – following a two-car crash in Gants Hill.

Officers were called at 6.53pm yesterday (Friday, January 4) to reports of a crash at Gants Hill roundabout.

There they found a 39-year-old woman, who had been driving a Kia Picanto, to be unwell.

Officers immediately provided first aid before paramedics arrived.

She has been taken to an east London hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Officers are investigating a report that the woman was allegedly assaulted by a man driving a Toyota Yaris shortly after the crash.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or its aftermath to call the East Area Command Unit via 101, quoting CAD 5786.

In particular, officers wish to speak with a witness who was at the scene.

He is a white man and around six feet and two inches in height.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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