Wednesday 17 January 2018

Three people arrested over 'savage' gang attack on teen asylum seeker (17) at bus stop

The Goat Pub, Croydon. Picture: Google Maps
The Goat Pub, Croydon. Picture: Google Maps

Dominic Harris

Three more people have been arrested over a suspected hate crime which left a teenage asylum seeker with a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain.

The 17-year-old was attacked at a bus stop in Croydon, south-east London, on Friday by a gang of around eight people,

Neighbours claimed up to 20 people watched on while he was kicked and beaten on the ground.

Scotland Yard said a 23-year-old man was arrested in Croydon on Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder, while a 26-year-old man and 17-year-old girl were detained on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.

Five other people are still being questioned by detectives while a sixth, a woman of 20, was released without charge.

Press Association

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