Police appeal for more information after 33-year-old man assaulted in Ilford car park

PUBLISHED: 07:54 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:59 28 August 2018

Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which has left a man in a “critical condition” in hospital.

Officers were called at around 7pm on Friday, August 24, to reports of a man found suffering injuries in Lynton House car park off the High Road, Ilford.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the man, a 33-year-old Latvian national, was taken to an east London hospital for treatment where he remains in a critical condition.

Two men, aged 30 and 33, both who are Lithuanian, were arrested at the scene.

Both of the men were charged on Sunday, August 26, with assault.

They appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Monday, August 27, and were remanded to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 24.

The victim as well as the two men are believed to have been homeless but spent much of their time in the Ilford area.

Det Sgt David Doig of East Area CID said: “Our investigation has found that the victim was assaulted in the car park at Lynton House, off Ilford High Road, at around 5.20pm, on Friday, August 24.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish any motive, however we believe that the victim argued with two males in the area around two hours before the assault.

“Although two men have been charged, I need to hear from anyone with information and in particular anyone who witnessed the assault or the earlier argument.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call officers from East Area CID on 101 quoting CAD 6253/24Aug or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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