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Appeal for witnesses following violent attack on man in Southwark

News   •   Sep 19, 2019 20:01 BST

Officers investigating a violent attack on a man in Southwark are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At 20:00hrs on Monday, 26 August, police received a report of a 34-year-old man having been beaten about the head with a metal bar at a communal area of Barrett House, Browning Street, SE17.

Officers attended. At the scene a 73-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm [GBH]. He was taken to a south London police station and subsequently released on bail.

The injured man was taken to a south London hospital where his injuries were not life threatening.

Detective Constable Nick Heywood, investigating, said: “I know there were witnesses to this incident who have not yet spoken with police and I would like to ask those people to make contact and tell us what they saw.

“If you were there either before, after or during this incident, please contact us. No matter how little you think you saw, please do make the call. Your information could complete the picture of events that we are building.“

Anyone with information should call Southwark CID on 101 quoting CAD7473/26AUG, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.