Man in his 30s suffers 'potentially life changing' injuries in Soho phone robbery

 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

A man is seriously injured in hospital after thugs ambushed him and robbed his phone in the West End.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Soho which has left a man with serious head injuries.

A gang surrounded the victim at 1.35am on July 7 Bateman Street, Soho.

Detectives are hunting the gang and trawling through CCTV from around the scene.

The victim has “potentially life changing injuries”, police said. No arrests have been made.

A Met statement said: “At around 01:35hrs on Sunday, 7 July, the victim was assaulted and robbed of his phone by a group of males in Bateman Street, W1.

“The man, aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital where his condition is not life-threatening, but potentially life-changing.

“An investigation is under way, led by CID officers based at Charing Cross police station. There has been no arrest at this early stage.”

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 and quote reference 679/07jul. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.