Police have launched a murder investigation after the man who was brutally attacked in Goswell Hill early on Sunday died in hospital yesterday.

Mohammed Rasheed, 50, from Wembley, was discovered lying in the service area at the bottom of Goswell Hill not far from a taxi rank at 2am.

He was unconscious and being tended to by members of the public. He was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but died yesterday. 

Police are asking anyone who was in the area of Goswell Hill or the service road nearby at around that time to come forward as they might have vital information for the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Ailsa Kent from the Major Crime Unit is leading this investigation.

She said: "I know that the area where this incident occurred was busy at that time of night and that many people will have seen the altercation, perhaps even without realising the significance of what they were witnessing.

"If you were in the service area at the bottom of Goswell Hill between 1.50am and 2.10am on Sunday morning please contact the incident room as you may have information that is vital to the investigation

"Equally, if you were involved in any way with the incident I would urge you to come forward now.

"I am also keen to hear from drivers at the nearby taxi rank who may have dashcam footage and people who may have mobile phone footage of their night out which was taken in the specific area at that time."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call 101 and quote ref 929 11/9 or 115 10/9 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.