A man in his 30s has been hospitalised with a serious head injury following an unknown incident in Croydon. 

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses who may have been in the area of Dingwall Road, Croydon between 11 pm on Monday ( May 17 ) to the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

It comes after police were called to a south London hospital after a 36-year-old man was admitted with a "serious brain injury" shortly after 5am on Tuesday (May 18).

He was last seen leaving his flat at around 11 pm on Monday 17 May.

Your Local Guardian: Dingwall Road Dingwall Road

DC Paul Harakis of the South Area Command Unit said: “We are appealing for anyone with information as to what happened on this night to come forward.

"If you were in the areas of Dingwall Road and Wellesley Road, East Croydon between 23:00hrs on Monday, 17 May and 00:30hrs on Tuesday, 18 May and saw anything, no matter how insignificant you might think it is, we urge you to come forward.

“The victim is a white male, 36 years old and about 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing a black coat, turquoise hooded top, maroon baseball cap and white trainers.

“This man is in hospital with serious injuries.

"The smallest piece of information could help us work out what happened to him."

If you have any information contact the police on 101 quoting CAD 867 18MAY21 or anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.