...can't hurt to post this here, should any (ir)regulars have any information at all...
Police are appealing for witnesses and information to a serious assault in Islington.
We were called at approx 23:00 on 22/6/06 to reports of a man having been assaulted as he got off a No.29 bus in Camden Road, Islington.
The victim, aged 19, alighted the bus in Camden Rd, near Brecknock Rd, N7. The suspect got off at the same stop and assaulted the victim.
LAS attended and the victim was taken to a central London hospital, suffering from head injuries. His condition is described as life threatening.
The suspect is described as a white male, aged approx 28 yrs, with dark hair and possibly an Australian accent. He was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
DS Sean Smyth from Islington CID said;
"The suspect and victim are believed to have exchanged words on the bus before the assault took place and I am appealing for information from anyone who was on the 29 bus just before 23.00 on the 22/06/06.
"I am also appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault in Camden Rd, near Brecknock Road to come forward. Witnesses reported having seen the suspect laughing as he headed north towards the Holloway Road after the attack.
"If it helps to jog people's memories the assault took place the night Australia beat Croatia in the World Cup."
No arrests. Inquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the CID at Islington on 020 7421 0350 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.