Victim remains in hospital with a serious head injury
Four teenage boys have been arrested by police officers investigating a serious assault which took place in Wimbledon Village last month.
Two men, both aged in their twenties, were attacked in what police was a random unprovoked assault on High Street Mews, Wimbledon Village at 2.25am on 8 March.
One of the victims remains in hospital with a serious head injury. The other has since been discharged.
Three of the four youths, who are aged between 15 and 16, were arrested by CID officers on 10 April with the fourth detained the following day.
All were arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and taken into police custody before being bailed to return pending further inquiries.
They are due to return on a date in early May. One of the youths was further arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.
Acting Detective Sergeant Simon Monga said, “The victims were subjected to a frightening ordeal in a completely unprovoked attack while they were walking home. They were punched and kicked to the floor and assaulted further.
“Nothing was stolen from them and we believe this could have been a case of mistaken identity.
“One of the victims remains in hospital and will do so for many weeks."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC quoting reference CAD 880/08Mar.
To give information 100% anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
April 14, 2020