Appeal for witnesses after man left in a critical condition in suspected fight at Vertigo Lounge bar, Hornchurch

Vertigo Lounge in Station Lane, Hornchurch. Photo: John Hercock

Vertigo Lounge in Station Lane, Hornchurch. Photo: John Hercock - Credit: Archant

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was left critically injured following an altercation at a Hornchurch bar.

Police were called shortly after midnight on Saturday, 16 December, to reports of a seriously injured man at the Vertigo Lounge in Station Lane, Hornchurch.

Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service.

Detectives from East Area CID are investigating.

A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering head injuries. His condition is critical.


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Officers believe the man was injured falling down stairs having been pushed by another man following an altercation.

A 45-year-old man was arrested several hours later at an address nearby.

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Anyone who witnessed the incident should call East Area CID on 020 8345 2724.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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