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UPDATE: Attack in Bromley leaves 40-year-old man critically ill in hospital
DETECTIVES are at a Bromley bar this afternoon investigating an attack which has left a 40-year-old man critically ill.
Bedrock Bar in Masons Hill and the surrounding area has been cordoned off since the assault which happened nearby at around 1.40am this morning (September 8).
Uniformed police are guarding the scene in a patrol car while CID officers carry out enquiries.
A sniffer dog was brought in shortly after police were called to the scene by the London Ambulance Service, after the victim was discovered with head injuries near to the bar.
But Helen Chilver, who was watching the drama unfold from her flat on the other side of the street, says she does not think it picked up a scent.
The 86-year-old said: “I hadn’t been in bed very long before I saw the flashing light coming into my bedroom from across the road and I saw there was trouble there.
“I saw a police dog going round the place and sniffing everywhere and it seemed he did not get a scent.
“The dog went right up to the corner off the road and back again.
“I don’t know if the incident was to do with the bar or if the man was just a stranger.”
And Ron Parkin, also of Masons Hill, said: “I saw the blue lights going at about 1.30am.
“The police said there was a fight and one person was in hospital.
“I cannot sleep without a window open and so I get the constant noise.
“It is absolutely ridiculous.”
The victim was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Detectives from Bromley CID and are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area, particularly those who were at a private party at the Bedrock Bar.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.
There have been no arrests.
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