A man in his 20s is fighting for his life after suffering a serious head injury.

Police cordoned off a section of Leytonstone High Road, near the junction with Mayville Road, as part of their investigation after the man attended a hospital on Monday afternoon.

Officers have not arrested anyone at this early stage.

A spokesman for the Met said: “Police were called at approximately 16:50hrs on Monday October 1 to reports of a 28-year-old man self-presenting himself at an east London hospital with a serious head injury.

“Officers attended. The victim’s injuries have been deemed life-threatening.

“Officers have established a crime scene on Leytonstone High Road, E11.”