Westminster street attack leaves man critically ill

A 24-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was assaulted by two men in central London.

The victim was kicked and punched in the head before passing out on Oxendon Street, Westminster just after 04:00 BST on Saturday.

Met Police said he had been on a night out with family and friends when he was attacked.

He was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

'Busy with people'

Det Sgt Alistair Morrison from Met Police, said: "This was a particularly violent assault.

"Despite the hour, the area would have been busy with people who had been out in the West End. I would urge anyone who saw the attack to contact police."

The attackers are described as black, one had an inch-long beard and was wearing a smart white shirt and the other had a short trimmed beard and moustache and was wearing a black coat.

Following the attack, both were seen turning right at the end of Oxendon Street and heading towards Haymarket.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward. No arrests have been made.

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