Murder investigation launched as victim dies six months after Trafalgar Square attack

A murder investigation has been launched after a man assaulted in a “mindless” attack in London’s Trafalgar Square more than six months ago died in hospital.

Desmond O’Beirne never recovered after suffering a devastating head injury when he was kicked and punched by two men outside the National Gallery in the early hours of 3 June.

The 51-year-old, from Westminster, was taken to hospital and died from his injuries on 20 December.

Detectives have called for the public’s help in tracing Mr O’Beirne’s attackers and have called on anyone who witnessed the attack, or events either side of it, to come come

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