Man charged with New Cross bus assault which left victim in critical condition

A man has been charged following a serious assault on board a bus in New Cross Gate.
Police and London Ambulance Service were called at approximately 12.20am on Tuesday, 13 March, to reports of an assault on the number 53 bus in New Cross Road, near the junction with Alpha Road.
The victim, a 36-year-old man, suffered a severe head injury. He was taken to a South London hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
On the morning of Wednesday, 14 March, a 32-year-old man was arrested in Lewisham.
He was charged the following day with Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm with intent.
He was remanded to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 16 March. He will appear in custody on 13 April at Woolwich Crown Court.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information, can call the enquiry team on 020 8721 4868. Alternatively information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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