Man seriously injured after trying to stop gang

Pic: Robin Webster

Four people have been arrested following the attack that saw the man hospitalised Pic: Robin Webster

A man who tried to stop a group of rowdy young people has been admitted to hospital following an attack this morning.

The man, in his 50s, was attacked after trying to stop a group of people who were damaging a shop on Mint Walk, Croydon.

He was treated by London Ambulance Service for a serious head injury and taken to hospital for further treatment.

Police were called to the scene early in the morning and have since arrested two 22 year-old men, an 18-year-old female and a 17 year-old female after viewing CCTV footage of the incident.

The group was arrested on Lansdowne Rd on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, theft and criminal damage.

The man’s daughter told the Croydon Advertiser it was a “senseless attack.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 6.22am to reports of an incident involving an injured person lying on the ground at Mint Walk Croydon.

“We sent an ambulance crew and a single responder by car, arriving within four minutes.

“We treated a man at the scene for a serious head injury and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre in south London.”

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