A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an elderly man was found with a life-threatening head injury in Plaistow. 

Officers were called at 3.08pm yesterday (May 15) to Plaistow Road with reports of concerns over the safety of a person in a residential address. 

London's Air Ambulance and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service were also dispatched to the scene, where a 79-year-old man was found with serious injuries to his head. 

Newham Recorder: A 20-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murderA 20-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder (Image: Google Maps)He has been taken to a major trauma centre where his condition has been described as life-threatening. 

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A 20-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody whilst police enquiries continue. 

A crime scene remains in place. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote 4860/15MAY24.