A teenage girl was among three more people arrested over a “brutal” suspected hate crime which left a teenage asylum seeker with a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain.
Scotland Yard said the 17-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder along with a 26-year-old man. A 23-year-old man was arrested in Croydon on Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder.
Detectives believe a group of eight people chased the Kurdish-Iranian teen in Croydon after discovering he was an asylum seeker “and launched a brutal attack”.
Officers and paramedics found the 17-year-old boy with “serious head and facial injuries” who is now in stable condition in hospital. He had suffered a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain.