Scotland Yard confirmed the death of a man who was attacked while he tried to put out a fire during the riots on Monday night.
Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Thursday. A murder investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police.
Mr Bowes was placed on a life-support machine after suffering severe head injuries during the attack which took place around 10.45pm on Monday. He passed away shortly before midnight on Thursday.
Met’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane said: “This was a brutal incident that resulted in the senseless killing of an innocent man. I still need the assistance of the community who may have witnessed the attack on Richard, to come forward and provide information or images they may have recorded on mobile devices. This information could be crucial in catching his killer.”
The police have released two CCTV images of a suspect and reported that he was involved in the criminality that affected the area. He is described as black, heavily built and was wearing a dark coloured jumper and a white t-shirt. Detectives said he was with a large group that were seen in the Ealing Broadway area from 8pm onwards.