Man critical after being attacked with a bat in Bethnal Green
PUBLISHED: 09:30 28 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:43 28 May 2019
A man is in a critical condition after being attacked by a group of men armed with a bat in Bethnal Green.
A crime scene remains in place with police still at the scene this morning (Tuesday) after the attack in Globe Road shortly after 5pm yesterday (Monday).
The victim, aged 26, was rushed to an east London hospital.
A police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at approximately 5.10pm on Monday, May 27, to reports of a man assaulted in Globe Road.
"The man has been taken to an east London hospital for treatment - he is in a critical condition.
"At this early stage it appears he was assaulted by a group of men armed with a bat."
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We sent an incident response officer, an ambulance crew and a response car from London's Air Ambulance (to the scene).
"We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre."
Tower Hamlets Police tweeted that the one-way section of Globe Road, north of Roman Road, is expected to remain closed today due to ongoing police investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the attack or has information is asked to contact officers from the Central East Command Unit on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 5195/27May.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
One man, aged 25, has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in custody. Enquiries continue.