A CORDON has been put up in Harrow town centre after a 29-year-old was beaten up and left with head and abdominal injuries by five men now being sought by police.
Forensic teams are gathering evidence in front of shops in Station Road over the road from St John's Church.
The attack on the 29-year-old happened at 11.30pm yesterday.
Officers called to the scene found the victim being treated by paramedics for head and abdominal injuries received after being attacked by a group of five males, all believed to be of Romanian origin.
The victim was taken to a north London hospital where he remains for treatment.
Detective Sergeant James Griffin, of Harrow CID, said: "At this stage of our inquiries, this looks like a vicious unprovoked assault on a lone male which has left him with injuries that will keep him in hospital for the next few days.
"I am eager to trace the assailants before another attack with a potentially more serious outcome occurs."
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at around 11.20pm to an incident on Station Road.
"We sent a single responder by car and an ambulance crew to the scene.
"We treated a man reported to be in his 30s for a head injury.
"He was taken to Northwick Park Hospital."
n If anyone was witness to or has information about this incident, they are asked to call police on 101 quoting ref. 2005707/14. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.