Man dies after East Ham road rage incident


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A man has died ten days after he was punched in the head during a fight prompted by road rage.

Police were called to a suspected assault shortly after 3pm on Monday July 15 following a driving dispute in Lonsdale Avenue, East Ham.

The incident escalated from an argument and the victim suffered a serious head injury.

Officers arrested a 19-year-old man the next day and he has been charged with assault. He remains in police custody.

The 50-year-old victim’s condition worsened and he died yesterday.

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Investigations continue and the Coroner will open an inquest early next week.

Police are urging witnesses and people with information about the incident to come forward by calling non-emergency number 101, or charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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