Knocked unconscious and remains in serious condition in hospital
The tow path by the river at Bishop's Park. Picture: Google Streetview
A man in his forties is in a serious condition in hospital with possible life-changing injuries after being attacked in Fulham.
He was injured when a robber stole his watch as he was walking on the tow path through Bishop’s Park close to the outdoor gym at around 8.20pm on Wednesday, 17 August.
He was left unconscious by his attacker after receiving several blows to the head and found shortly afterwards by a member of the public who phoned the emergency services.
The suspect is a black male of medium build and was wearing a black motorcycle helmet with the visor raised and carrying a mobile phone. He is believed to have entered and exited the park via the Bishops Avenue entrance. He was wearing dark coloured trousers with a white stripe up the side and a dark coloured jacket.
Detective Inspector James Griffin, who is leading the investigation, said, “This was an absolutely abhorrent attack and our thoughts remain with the victim and his family at this distressing time.
“We are doing all we can to identify the person responsible before he can cause any further harm and we are asking anyone in or around the park that evening and who saw anything unusual to contact us immediately.
“The public will see extra officers on patrol in the area over the coming days. They are there to help and protect you – so if you have any concerns or information to share please approach them. We also have specialist teams dedicated to tackling robbery and this proactive operation will continue across all of our boroughs.”
Anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7527/17Aug.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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