Croydon asylum seeker attack: Five charged over savage beating of Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker

Croydon asylum seeker attack: Four more arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

An asylum seeker was attacked over the weekend in Croydon (Stock photo - Credit: Twitter @MomentumOx)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Five people have been charged with a suspected hate crime in relation to the brutal beating of a Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker in south London on Friday (March 31).

People have arrested nine people since the attack on the 17-year-old, who was left with serious facial and head injuries. 

He was taken to hospital, where he is now in a serious, but stable condition after being treated for a blood clot on the brain and fractured skull.

Officers believe a group of roughly eight people chased him after they discovered he was an asylum seeker in the area outside The Goat Pub. 

The incident was widely condemned by key political figures, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.