QPR-Luton: Man charged with attempted murder following assault after match

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Police said the incident happened in an ‘extremely busy’ area near Loftus Road  (Getty Images)
Police said the incident happened in an ‘extremely busy’ area near Loftus Road (Getty Images)

A 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following an assault at a Queens Park Rangers football match.

Police discovered a 52-year-old man with injuries in Uxbridge Road, near the junction with Devonport Road, in west London after the QPR match against Luton Town at 9.50pm on Friday.

The man, from Luton, was rushed to hospital and remains in critical condition with a head injury.

Although the suspect remains in custody, the investigation into the incident remains ongoing with police urging witnesses to come forward with any information.

Metropolitan Police Detective Constable Arrash Faghihi said the incident happened in an “extremely busy” area and urged any witnesses or anyone with mobile phone footage which may be relevant to contact the force.

He said: “This man sustained a serious head injury, and it is vital that we make contact with witnesses quickly.

“The area was extremely busy after the match and there will undoubtedly be many people with information that will assist police.

“I need them to get in touch as detectives work to build a complete picture of what happened on Friday night.”

Anyone with information and any witnesses should call 101, ref 7888/19nov, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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