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Rotherhithe Tunnel closed in both directions after 19 year old found with critical head injuries

Rotherhithe Tunnel southern approach in Southwark. Image: Google Maps.

Rotherhithe Tunnel southern approach in Southwark. Image: Google Maps.

The Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a 19 year old man has been found with critical head injuries on the Rotherhithe Tunnel approach.

Officers from Southwark were flagged down on the south-side approach at 4.19 am after the young man was found collapsed in the road.

He was unresponsive and suffering from a serious head injury.

Met Police Control. Image: Met Police

Met Police Control. Image: Met Police

London Ambulance Service paramedics arrived soon after and took him to a central London hospital.

His condition is described as ‘critical.’

Officers believe they know the identity of the injured man.

Next-of-kin have been informed.

Rotherhithe Tunnel has been closed in both directions following this incident and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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No arrests have been made.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

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