QPR vs Luton: Police believe football fan with head injury was attacked following match

Police vans and personal outside the ground before the Sky Bet Championship match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, London. Picture date: Friday November 19, 2021.
Police vans and personal outside the ground before the Sky Bet Championship match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, London. Picture date: Friday November 19, 2021.

Metropolitan Police say 'it is vital that we make contact with witnesses quickly'

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A man is critically ill in hospital with a head injury police believe he may have suffered in an attack following a Queens Park Rangers football match.

The 52-year-old was found after the QPR match against Luton Town at around 9.50pm on Friday, near the Uxbridge Road junction with Devonport Road in west London.

Police believe he may have been assaulted or caught up in disorder following the Championship match and have appealed for witnesses.

The man, who is from the Luton area, was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics, and remains in a life-threatening condition.

Metropolitan Police Detective Constable Arrash Faghihi said the incident happened in an “extremely busy” area and urged any witnesses or anyone with mobile phone footage which may be relevant to contact the force.

He said: “This man sustained a serious head injury, and it is vital that we make contact with witnesses quickly.

“The area was extremely busy after the match and there will undoubtedly be many people with information that will assist police.

“I need them to get in touch as detectives work to build a complete picture of what happened on Friday night.”

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information and any witnesses should call 101, ref 7888/19nov, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.