Richard Merry
Richard Merry is still in hospital more than two months after the attackMet Police

Police are appealing for information to help find a suspect accused of assaulting a pensioner and leaving him for dead in west London.

Richard Merry, 65, was "savagely beaten" outside Eden Court in Station Road in Ealing some time between 2am and 3am on 13 September.

It wasn't until around 12:30pm later that day that Merry was found by workers, lying on an area of grass.

The 65-year-old suffered a series of injuries following the attack, including a laceration to his left ear, cuts to his head and face, damage to eye sockets and cracked ribs, as well as brain injuries.

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Police want to speak to this man in connection with the attackMet Police

The attack was so severe that Merry remains in hospital more than two months on from the attack.

CCTV footage from the scene of the assault appears to show Merry having an argument with a male suspect near to Eden Court. Police have now issued an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack, as well as shocking images of the victim's injuries.

DC Joe Cato of Ealing CID said: "Mr Merry was the victim of a vicious assault and then left outside to be found hours later.

"He has agreed to be named, and for an image of his injuries to be released, to support our appeal for witnesses and information.

"I would urge anyone who can recognise the man shown in the CCTV still, or has other information that may assist the inquiry, to call police."

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Ealing CID via 101.