A man has died after he was punched near a Tube station in Edgware.

Police said that the incident took place at about midnight on October 28 next to a kiosk outside Burnt Oak station in Watling Avenue.

Officers were alerted by hospital staff after the man was brought into St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington for treatment.

The 46-year-old man from Burnt Oak died from his injuries in hospital on Wednesday (November 1).

He has since been named by police as Dragos Carabineanu, with Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley saying that his family is experiencing “unimaginable pain”.

Police believe Dragos was punched by another man outside Burnt Oak station on the night of the incident, before falling to the ground.

He suffered a brain bleed after his head hit the pavement, with the suspect fleeing the scene on foot.

DCI Bradley said: “Even at this early stage we are aware that a large number of people witnessed this incident, and we are keen to hear from anyone who did so as soon as possible.

“We will continue our work to identify them and those involved.

“Local residents can expect to see increased police presence in and around Burnt Oak tube station.

“Please speak to us, especially if you witnessed this incident or have information about the identity of the man who punched Dragos.

“A family is now going through the unimaginable pain of losing someone they love to violence – if you have information then please do the right thing and get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or ‘X’ via @MetCC, quoting reference 1357/28Oct.

To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.