Man who dies after fight on bus is named as 68-year-old Joseph Davis from Bow

PUBLISHED: 12:45 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:44 18 April 2017

Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis


A man who died following a street fight in east London has been named today by police as 68-year-old Joseph Davis.

Officers were called at about 8.45pm on April 3 to an incident when two men were fighting in Parnell Road in Bow.

They found Mr Davis, who lived close by, unconscious on the pavement. He was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, but later died despite doctors battling to save him.

A post-mortem examination on April 5 gave a provisional cause of death as coronary and valvular heart disease and generalised atherosclerosis.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command believe there was an fight between the Mr Davis and another man on a 488 bus.

Both men got off the bus in Parnell Road where the fight continued. Mr Davis then collapsed.

A 73-year-old man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of GBH. He has been bailed to return on a date in early May pending further enquiries.

Detectives are appealing witnesses on the 488 bus or anyone in Parnell Road that evening to contact the incident room on 020-8345 3985, via Twitter @MetCC or anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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