Monday, 28 November 2016

Ealing assault: Shocking injuries of 'born and bred Londoner', 65, battered and left for dead

The shocking facial injuries of a pensioner who was attacked in Ealing Metropolitan Police
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These are the shocking injuries inflicted on a pensioner who was savagely beaten and left for dead in the street in west London.
Richard Merry, 65, from Wimbledon, was viciously assaulted by a man near North Ealing station in the early hours of the morning.
He suffered brain injuries, cracked ribs, damaged eye sockets, a laceration to his left ear and cuts to his head and face.
Workmen discovered Mr Merry, a former painter and decorator, lying on a grass verge nine hours after he was attacked in Station Road outside the Eden Court apartment block.
The pensioner, who police described as a "born and bred Londoner", remains in hospital more than two months after the assault, which happened between 2am and 3am on September 13.


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CCTV: Police want to speak to this man in connection with the assault


Police said CCTV enquiries have shown the victim appearing to have an argument with an unknown man near to Eden Court.
DC Joe Cato of Ealing CID said: "Mr Merry was the victim of a vicious assault and then left outside to be found hours later.
"He has agreed to be named, and for an image of his injuries to be released, to support our appeal for witnesses and information.
"I would urge anyone who can recognise the man shown in the CCTV still, or has other information that may assist the inquiry, to call police."


Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Ealing CID via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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