Seriously Assaulted Man Still Unidentified

Police appeal locally for assistance

Police are appealing for assistance following an assault in Morden that has left an unidentified man seriously injured in hospital.

They called at approximately 11.15pm on Friday 13 April to Morden Hall Park near the entrance to the left of the Surrey Arms, following reports of an unresponsive male lying on the floor.

Officers and ambulance service paramedics attended and found a man,in his 50-60s, suffering head injuries. He was taken to a
south London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Of immediate concern to officers is that the man is unidentified. He was found with no identification and due to his condition he has not spoken to police, so no next of kin have been informed.

So far routine enquiries have not lead to any identification. The man is white, approximately 50-60 years-old with grey coloured balding hair. He is approximately 5ft 10ins tall with a slim build. When he was found he was wearing a navy blue fleece, blue trousers and brown shoes.

It is possible his name is Paul or Robert or something sounding similar. Enquiries into the circumstances of what happened to this man, and into his movements prior to being found are ongoing and officers are keeping an open mind in relation to this.

Detective Sergeant Simon Clementson, the officer leading the investigation, said: "So far our attempts to identify this man have yielded no results. I would appeal to anyone who thinks the description of this man matches someone they know, but don't know their whereabouts, to contact us. "I am also keen to here from anyone who was in or around the Morden Hall Park area between 2200hrs-2330hrs on Friday night who may have seen what happened to this man, they may have seen his movements before the incident, or even what happened prior to police and London Ambulance Service arriving. "Any one who thinks they can help should call us."

Anyone that can assist police is asked to call the CID at Wimbledon Police Station on 0208 649 3154, anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

April 17, 2012