Police are appealing for information after two rough sleepers were attacked in London – leaving one fighting for his life.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service were called at 4.30am on Thursday to reports a rough sleeper had been attacked by two men on Victoria Street in Westminster.
The 44-year-old man was taken to a south London hospital by the London Ambulance Service, where he remains in a critical condition.
The suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival.
After looking at CCTV, one of the men was identified as having been in the area of a second assault on a rough sleeper outside Waterloo Railway Station around two hours after the Westminster attack.
During this assault, a second victim, a 32-year-old man suffered head injuries.
He attended a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they wish to identify and speak with in connection with the assault on Victoria Street.
He is described as white, and was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue trousers and white trainers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers based in Westminster via 101 quoting reference Cad 1910/07May.
A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with the assault at Waterloo.
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