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Man arrested after assaulting 30-year-old who was then hit by bus in Romford

PUBLISHED: 11:13 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:16 23 April 2018

A man has been taken to hospital following an incident in Romford this morning.

A man has been taken to hospital following an incident in Romford this morning.

Jane Auguste

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after it is believed that he assaulted a 30-year-old man before the victim was hit by a bus.

Police were called to North Street, Romford, at 12.28am on Monday, April 23, to reports of an injured man.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended.

A 30-year-old man had suffered a head injury and police believe that he was assaulted before being in a collision with a bus.

He was taken to an east London hospital where his condition is critical.

A second man, also aged 30, had suffered facial injuries.

He was taken by London Ambulance Service to a separate east London hospital where his condition is not life-threatening.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm - he remains in hospital.

The area was cordoned off so officers from the East Area Command Unit could investigate.

Enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and the cause of the injuries sustained.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should call the East Area Command Unit on 101 and quote reference CAD165/23APR. Information can also be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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