Police have launched a murder probe after a bank customer, who was viciously attacked from behind by two street muggers, died in hospital a month after receiving injuries during the robbery.
Mahesh Mehta, 55, had just visited the HSBC Bank on the corner of London Road and Warwick Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, when the mystery assailants pounced on him.
He was rushed to nearby Mayday Hospital with severe facial injuries and later transferred to St. George’s Hospital, Tooting, where he sadly passed away.
The Homicide and Serious Crime Command have launched a murder investigation and are asking anyone who was in the Warwick Road area, particularly in the proximity of the HSBC, at the time of the incident to contact police.
Detective Inspector Dave Willis, said: "It has been almost two months since this violent attack and it is crucial for the victim's family that members of the public come forward if they witnessed this incident or if they can help in anyway.
"The attack on Mr. Mehta (pictured) was particularly callous and the level of violence was both senseless and uncontrolled.
“Members of the community came to Mr. Mehta's aid at the time and I now ask for them to come forward again.
“I am eager to speak with a woman who acted as a Good Samaritan towards to Mr. Mehta. I would be pleased to speak to anyone in confidence at anytime."