Police investigating a serious assault in Beckenham have arrested a 26-year-old man, as the victim remains in a critical condition.

Officers were called to the High Street shortly after 1.20am on Sunday, October 17, attending alongside the ambulance service, where they found a 42-year-old man with a serious head injury. 

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

A 26-year-old man attended a south London police station on Monday, October 18, after an appeal for information.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and subsequently bailed to a date in mid-November.

Police are still keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the assault.

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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