Police investigating a serious assault in Beckenham which left a 42-year-old in a critical condition have released an image of a man they wish to speak to.

Officers were called to the High Street shortly after 1.20am on Sunday, October 17, following reports of an assault, attending alongside the ambulance service.

A 42-year-old man was found with a serious head injury.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene, before being rushed to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition. His next of kin have been informed.

Detective Inspector Tom Revell of the South Area Command CID said: “Initial enquiries suggest that the assault occurred after a confrontation in the street between the victim and another man.

“We believe the person in the picture we are releasing will be able to assist us with our enquiries.

“If he sees this appeal, I would urge him to come forward and make himself known to the police.

“If anyone else who sees this appeal knows who he is, I would ask them to pass that information on to us.”

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault or who has information about what took place.

Information can be provided by calling police on 101 and giving the reference 536/17OCT.

Alternatively, it can be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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