Night Out Ends with Attack on Teenager
16-year-old victim needed over 30 stitches
Ealing Borough Police have appealed for help from the general public after an attack with a blade. They would like help in identifying male suspects who they believe were responsible for the assault which took place outside HR Owen Land Rover Car Dealership in Dukes Road, Acton, W3 on Saturday 15th December last year.
The victim, a 16-year-old boy from Ruislip, received over 30 stitches following the unprovoked attack.
At around 7.30pm on Saturday December 15 the victim was going bowling in Park Royal Leisure Complex to celebrate his friend's birthday. He had gone there with his friends, a mixed race group of 16 and 17-year-old boys and girls. The bowling alley refused to allow the group entry as it is its policy to admit only over-18s after 7.00pm at weekends.
The party of friends then went to a fast food outlet close to the Leisure Complex.
The group were making their way towards Park Royal Tube Station along Dukes Road at around 8.45pm when they noticed a group of 6 - 8 black males and 4 - 5 black females walking towards them from the direction of the tube station.
Outside HR Owen Land Rover Dealership in Dukes Road three males from the group approached the victim and inflicted a single slash wound down the front of each leg.
Police believe two males were responsible for the victim’s injuries and that they were caused by a very sharp bladed instrument. However, no weapon was seen during the assault.
The victim and his friends made their way to Park Royal Tube Station where a member of London Transport administered first aid and contacted the emergency services. At a West London Hospital he received 32 stitches. He was released from Hospital on Sunday 16th December.
Suspect 1: Black Male, approx 16-18yrs, 6’01”, who was wearing a Black Nike Baseball cap, long grey jacket, faded dark blue jeans.
Suspects 2 + 3: Black Male, approx 16-18yrs.
No demands for property were made to the victim and police retain an open mind in relation to a motive for the attack.
DC Danielle Irving, Ealing Borough Police said:
"This was a very frightening and distressing ordeal for the victim and we are anxious to trace the offender.
We would appeal to anyone who may recognise the suspects or has any information which could help with our investigation to contact Ealing Borough Police on 020-8721-7055 quoting Crime Reference 2537856/07 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.
"All information will be dealt with in the strictest confidence."
January 15, 2008