Man dies from injuries after being seriously assaulted in Hackney

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious last Friday night

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious last Friday night in Hackney Central - Credit: Archant

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man who was attacked in busy area of Hackney last Friday evening died.

Miroslaw Glaza, 50, of no fixed abode, sustained serious head injuries and was knocked unconscious during an assault on Kenmure Road at the junction with Gould Terrace at around 10.30pm.

The victim was taken to Royal London Hospital in Whitchapel and died from his injuries yesterday.

A post-mortem examination was due to take place today.

Hackney Police said it is keeping an open mind about the motive and circumstances, and has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Det Insp Rob Pack, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “We are yet to trace several witnesses who were in the area at the time of the assault. It is vital that we speak to the outstanding witnesses in order to establish the full events leading up to the victim becoming unconscious in the street.

“The Narrow Way is a bustling area, particularly on a Friday evening and I am convinced that someone walking past would have seen the incident.”

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A man appeared in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on November 18.

Anyone with information that may assist police should call the Incident Room on 020 8345 3865.

Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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