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Home Crime Police launch murder investigation after man assaulted in Wembley dies in hospital

Police launch murder investigation after man assaulted in Wembley dies in hospital

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was assaulted in Wembley back in December, has died in hospital.

An image of a man police want to identify and speak with, has been released.

Shortly before 11:00am on 18 December 2021, police were called to an address in District Road, Wembley.

Petru-Sorin Doleanu, who was 41, had become unwell and his friends had called the London Ambulance Service.

Victim Petru-Sorin Doleanu. Credit: Met Police

Having been told that Petru-Sorin had been punched in the head during an altercation the previous day, paramedics alerted the police.

Petru-Sorin was taken to hospital where he was found to have a significant brain injury.

He remained there until the evening of Tuesday, 29 March when he sadly died. His family is being supported by specialist officers.

Can you help police identify this man? Credit: Met Police

Detective Inspector Jack Stilwell, leading the investigation, said: “The past few months have been extremely challenging for Petru-Sorin’s family and friends. While it has been clear for some time that his injuries were extensive, his death has understandably been very difficult for them to come to terms with.

“Our investigation has determined that on the night of 17 December, shortly before 21:00hrs, Petru-Sorin was with two friends near the Job Centre in St John’s Road, Wembley.

“They were approached by an unknown male. There was an altercation and Petru-Sorin was assaulted sustaining the injuries that led to him being hospitalised the following day.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries and have released a CCTV image of a man we want to speak to about this incident. I urge anyone who recognises the man in the picture to come forward.”

Police have asked anyone that knows the man in the image, or May have information about the incident to call on 101or Tweet @MetCC quoting 2254/18Dec21.

Source: Met Police