Murder probe launched as father dies five months on from attack in east London

Fiona Simpson
Murder victim: Terrence Baker: Met Police

A murder investigation has been launched over the death of man left fighting for life for five months after an assault in east London.

Terrence Baker, 29, was attacked in the Isle of Dogs on June 18, police said.

The young father, from Limehouse, died on Sunday after spending five months in hospital in a critical condition.

Murder detectives have been called in to investigate the case, Scotland Yard said.

A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged with GBH with intent following the attack.

He was due to appear on trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court next Monday.

A Met Police spokesman said this will now be reviewed following the victim’s death.

Two women, aged 30 and 31, were also arrested at the scene of the incident after a scuffle broke out among onlookers.

Both have since been charged with common assault on a 27-year-old woman and will appear at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on February 9.

Anyone with any information about the attack which led to Mr Baker’s death should call 020 8345 3715 or 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.