Pimlico, London – A 16-year-old with autism was chased and then attacked by a gang of youths on June 4, he was slashed across the neck with an unknown weapon. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the story here.
The Metropolitan Police have now released the following CCTV footage that shows the teen being chased by the youths down a street moments before the attack too place. This footage can be viewed below.
Dave Bolton , Acting Detective Chief Inspector from the Metropolitan Police said:
“The victim is a vulnerable young person and this was one of only a few times he has walked anywhere alone.
“For some unknown reason the three suspects have taken umbrage to him and attacked him with no provocation and no known reason. It is sheer luck that the weapon missed his artery and he was not more severely injured.”
The incident took place on June 4 at 7,20 pm as the teen was walking to a youth centre.
The three youths reportedly said, “What was her looking at?” and then chased him along Regency Street, where he was then attacked.
The attackers desribed buy the teen are black or Hispanic males, one of whom was wearing a blue Addidas top.
Acting DCI Dave Bolton urges everyone to watch the CCTV footage and if you have any information to call Westminster CID on 07500 766464 or the 101.
“I would like to reassure anyone who may be worried about contacting the police that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity. Alternatively to remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
The original article in the Mirror can be read here