A 20-year-old man from Coulsdon is due in court this morning charged with attempted murder after a vicious assault near a McDonald’s restaurant.

Ryan Ashby was arrested after police found a 21-year-old man suffering from serious head injuries in Brixton Road, Brixton, at about 11.50pm on Sunday night.

The 21-year-old remains critically ill in hospital.

Mr Ashby, of Coulsdon Road, is set to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court.

A second suspect, aged 22, was arrested on suspicion of GBH on Monday.

He remains in custody at a south London police station.