Sutton pensioner still in a life-threatening condition after attack
A 70-year-old man is still in a life-threatening condition after he was attacked in his home in Sutton yesterday morning.
Manuel Mendez, who has dementia, was attacked in Clarson Court, Benhill Avenue, Sutton.
He suffered injuries to his face, head, shoulder and body and was discovered by his carer shortly before 9am.
Mr Mendez remains unconscious in intensive care and on a ventilator.
Police believe he was assaulted but said it was unclear how or why he received his injuries, which are considered life-threatening.
Police have been at the block carrying out door-to-door enquiries, while forensics team have also been at the scene.
The incident is being investigated by Sutton CID.
London's Air Ambulance was dispatched to the scene, landing on an area of grass behind the block of flats.
The doctor from the air ambulance accompanied Mr Mendez in the road ambulance.
Mr Mendez is well-known at the Salvation Army centre in Benhill Avenue, which he regularly visited with his carer.
Anyone with information that can assist police can contact Sutton Police Station on 101.
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Two people, a man and a woman, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Both of them have been bailed to return to Sutton Police Station.