Croydon attack: Six more people charged over assault

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

London [U.K.], Apr. 4 (ANI): Six more people were charged in connection with an attack on a teenage asylum seeker in south London, The Guardian reports. Liam Neylen, 19, Ben Harman, 20, James Neves, 22, Ellie Leite, 19, a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were charged on Tuesday after Reker Ahmed was attacked near a bus stop in Croydon. The six suspects will appear in custody on Tuesday at Croydon magistrates court alongside Kyran Evans, 23, and a 17-year-old girl. All eight are accused of violent disorder. Earlier, five people were charged in connection with the brutal attack on the asylum-seeker that left him with serious head injuries. The teenager was a Kurdish Iranian and suffered a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain. The Police has said that as many as 20 people were involved in the attack on the 17-year-old, which they said was being treated as a hate crime. The teenager remained in intensive care in a hospital on Monday, where his condition was "serious" but not life threatening. He had sustained serious head and facial injuries as a result of the attack. Police arrested nine people over the weekend and another person on Monday in connection with the attack. (ANI)