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Man identified following Southwark assault

News   •   Sep 26, 2018 14:24 BST

A man who police appealed to the public for assistance in identifying, after he was found suffering a head injury in Southwark, has been able to speak to officers.

The man was found collapsed in Warner Road, SE5 at 05:41hrs on Saturday, 15 September after having been assaulted.

Initial enquiries failed to establish who the man was and officers appealed for the public's help to identify him.

He was taken to hospital for treatment. On 24 September officers were informed by hospital staff that he had awoken and been able to identify himself.

He is a 42-year-old man from Southwark and doctors expect him to make a full physical recovery.

Detective Sergeant Tim Hiller of Southwark Police said: "The victim of this horrific assault is fortunately set to make a full recovery, thanks to the aid administered by the initial responding officers, paramedics and NHS staff."

"We are very grateful to all those members of the public who called in with information regarding the possible identity of the victim."

A man and a woman were arrested on Saturday, 15 September and have been charged with attempted murder.