Violent assault victim found near large pool of blood in Tulse Hill as police appeal for witnesses

The victim of a serious assault was discovered near a large pool of blood by police in Tulse Hill yesterday – detectives are appealing for witnesses.

Police responded to reports of a seriously injured man in Bannister Close, SW2 yesterday at 07:44.

The 56-year-old man was found by officers who searched the area after arriving at the scene to find a large pool of blood.

He had suffered multiple head injuries and was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Lambeth CID are investigating the incidence and circumstances leading up to the assault, so far no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8649 2189.

Witnesses who wish to remain anonymous can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Picture courtesy of Ray Forster, with thanks

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