Police appeal for information about mystery man in a coma who collapsed in North London without identification
Police have launched an urgent appeal to identify a man who was found unconscious on a North London street on Friday morning.
The unidentified man was found collapsed on Regents Park Road in Barnet on Friday 6 July around 11am and is believed by paramedics to have fallen over and hit his head.
The male, who remains in a critical condition, did not have any form of identification on him and all attempts to identify him have now been exhausted, the Metropolitan Police have claimed.
Appealing for help, a spokesman for the Met police stated: "Police in Barnet are asking for the public to help identify a man who was found collapsed in Regents Park Road on Friday, 6 July. Officers were called at around 11.03am by London Ambulance Service colleagues after the male was discovered unconscious; he is believed to have fallen over and hit his head. He did not have any form of identification on him and attempts to identify him have been exhausted. He remains in hospital in a critical condition and his next of kin have not yet been informed."
Addition details about the unidentified man, along with pictures, have also been released to assist the appeal. They show the mystery man to have several distinctive features, including a large scar on his chest that is believed to be from a possible heart procedure.
In addition, the images show his numerous tattoos, markings that a person who knew him may immediately recognise, including one design that runs up his left arm onto his chest and features skulls and a face.
The man is described as white, of stocky build, with stubble and a shaved head. When he was discovered on Regents Park Road, he was wearing blue jeans, a black hooded top and grey Nike canvas shoes. He was also in possession of some change, keys and a small metal necklace. His next of kin are yet to be found and police are keen to inform his family of his critical condition.
When Met Police posted the plea on their Twitter page, social media users immediately sprung into action, retweeting the initial tweet over 1,000 times. The unidentified man's story also inspired some people to leave comments on the post, with many expressing sympathy and leaving kind wishes.
"How awful it must be to open your social media account and see your loved one like this I wonder why he hasn’t been reported missing I hope he gets better," wrote Twitter user @kathy121255. "Omgoodness RT....Everyone," added fellow user @CAGKN31.
In addition, another user named @DJinextremis speculated that the man may be a member of the miltary, writing: "That tattoo type is very common amongst recently served US and UK military. Often SF, just an observation."
Officers are asking anyone who recognises the male to get in touch via 101, quoting reference 2734 of 6 July.