London police charge 6 more in beating of asylum-seeker

London police charge 6 more in beating of asylum-seeker

Two were also charged with racially aggravated GBH.

Up to 20 people are said to have watched as the teenager was kicked and punched in the attack, which left him with a fractured skull and blood clot on the brain.

A teenage asylum seeker left fighting for his life when he was allegedly attacked by a group of up to 30 has been described as a "quiet" boy.

Five other accused, including two sets of siblings, have already appeared in court charged with violent disorder.

Police estimate that between 20 and 30 people were involved in the attack in some way as they had "confidence in numbers [and were] fuelled by alcohol".

The other two victims, Mohammed, 21, and Mustafa, 18, suffered minor injuries during the attack, the court was told.

Kyran Evans, 23, Ellie Leite, 19, Liam Neylen, 19, James Neves, 22, and Ben Harman, 20, all appeared in court charged with violent disorder.

"We are still seeking the family of the 17-year-old who's been injured in the attack, but we are providing support to him, his friends and obviously the people who he is in the care of".

George Walder was also charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm. Daryl Davis and his sister, Danyelle, were slated to be released on bail along with the Potts, the girl's partner.

Daryl Davis, 20, Danyelle Davis, 24, Barry Potts, 20, George Walder, 20, and Jack Walder, 24, all from Croydon, spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth, and addresses during the short hearing.

All eight defendants were granted conditional bail and magistrate Terry Carpenter sent the case for trial at Croydon Crown Court on May 2.

Addressing journalists at the scene, Detective Superintendent Jane Corrigan said: "This was a hate crime; there were three individuals who were waiting at a bus (stop) and were viciously attacked".

Sixteen people have been arrested in connection with the incident, on suspicion of offences including attempted murder and violent disorder.

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