Man who was assaulted on a bus in New Cross has died in hospital

By Calum Fraser

A man who was critically injured after being assaulted on a route 53 bus in New Cross Road has died in hospital.

Julian Joseph, 36, had been approached by two males on the lower deck of a bus and was assaulted resulting in a severe head injury on Tuesday March 13. 

Police and London Ambulance Service were called at approximately 12:20am to reports of an assault aboard the bus in New Cross Road, near the junction with Alpha Road.

Mr Joseph was taken to a south London hospital by London Ambulance Service where he remained in a critical condition until he died at 2:43pm on Saturday March 24.

His next of kin are aware.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

The initial investigation was conducted by officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command but this has now been passed to the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

A 32-year-old male was charged on Friday March 16 in connection with this incident and remains in custody.

Enquiries continue.


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