UPDATE: Woman with serious head injury after Ilford assault

A woman found collapsed this morning was assaulted and sustained serious head injuries, police have confirmed.

The woman was found just after 9am in Connaught Lane, an alleyway behind Ilford County Court.

A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said: “We arrived at the scene at 9.20am, the woman was taken as a priority to hospital.”

Police remained at the scene when the Recorder arrived shortly after 11am.

A police spokesman said: “The woman had sustained serious head injuries. She is now in hospital but has not been identified and has nothing to assist in us identifying her such as a handbag.”

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No arrests have been made.

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