Murder investigation launched after man punched and kicked in Trafalgar Square dies
Police in central London have launched a murder investigation after a man who was attacked in Trafalgar Square died from his injuries.
51-year-old Desmond O'Beirne was attacked outside the National Gallery in by two men in the early hours of Saturday, June 3, last year.
He was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries but never regained consciousness and sadly died as a result of his injuries on December 23.
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A post-mortem examination took place at Westminster Mor tuary on January 3 and gave the cause of death as a head injury.
Officers believe Mr O'Beirne was punched in the back of the head and repeatedly kicked during the attack, which happened at around half-past-midnight.
Police have now released new CCTV images of men they would like to trace and speak to in connection with Mr O'Beirne's death.
The first man is described as having dark hair in a top-knot hairstyle and a full beard. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a red t-shirt, dark trousers and light coloured shoes.
The second man is described as wearing a black jacket with a white emblem on right shoulder and white writing with a picture on the back at the time of the incident.
He was also wearing a white top under the jacket, dark trousers and dark shoes with white soles.
The Met had released other images in the past, but th e men are yet to be identified.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, of the Met'shomicide and major crime command, said: "These two men will have spoken to friends and partners and possibly boasted about their mindless attack. I want you to call us with their names.
"The males are distinctive and will be known to their group that evening.
"Desmond never regained consciousness after the brutal attack and it is vital we bring his attackers to justice."
Officers are keen to trace anyone who was in the area at around this time and witnessed the incident, particularly anyone who filmed or took photos of the attack, or the events either side of the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.Source: Google News