Man fighting for life after being 'attacked and hit by car' in Canning Town

Met Police

A 50-year-old man is fighting for life after an attack in Canning Town. - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

A man is fighting for his life after being attacked and hit by a car in Canning Town.

Police officers found the 50-year-old suffering from a head injury after they were called to reports of a disturbance in Butchers Road, Canning Town just after 11pm on Wednesday, April 28.

Butchers Road

Police found the man in Butchers Road on Wednesday (April 28). - Credit: Google

A Met spokesperson said: "He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition."

A second man, aged 41, was also treated for a head injury.

The spokesperson said: "At this early stage, it is believed that the 50-year-old man was assaulted before being struck by a car."


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Four men have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

They remain in custody at an east London police station, and the Met's enquiries are continuing.

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Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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