Nigerian Man Dies In UK Three Weeks After Assault


A 47-year-old Nigerian man, who is believed to have been assaulted in E5 on Wednesday 10 July has now died. Shortly before 16.10hrs on that day, police came across an injured man on the pavement in Upper Clapton Road, Rossington Street, E5.

Officers attended to the man, who had suffered a serious head wound following a suspected assault. The London Ambulance Service also attended and the man was taken to the Royal London Hospital in a critical condition. His condition deteriorated and he died on Sunday 28 July at 20:00hrs. He has been named as Bakre Yesufu, 47 of Rossington Street, E5.

A post-mortem examination has been conducted on  Bakre Yesufu and the cause of death was given as pulmonary embolism.

Two men were arrested in connection with the investigation on 10 July and 19 July and subsequently charged.

An incident room has opened at the Homicide and Serious Crime Command at Hendon – any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call 020 8358 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

May his soul rest in peace.

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