Croydon asylum seeker attack: Seven people charged after teenage victim left with fractured skull

They are due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court

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Seven people have been charged over an attack in Croydon that left a teenage asylum seeker with a fractured skull.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed five people were due to appear in court on Monday and two on Tuesday.

A 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian boy was attacked on Friday night near The Goat pub in the Shrublands area. Police and paramedics found him with "serious head and facial injuries" and it was later discovered he had suffered a blood clot to the brain.

Seven people remain in custody following arrests on Sunday and Monday. Two people have been released without further action.

The boy is still in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Those due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday were all charged with violent disorder, while one was also charged with racially-aggravated grievous bodily harm. They are:

  • Daryl Davis, 20, of Laurel Crescent, Croydon, charged with violent disorder
  • Danyelle Davis, 24, also of Laurel Crescent, charged with violent disorder
  • Barry Potts, 20, of Fir Tree Gardens, Croydon, charged with violent disorder
  • George Walder, 20, of Myrtle Road, Croydon, charged with violent disorder and racially-aggravated grievous bodily harm
  • Jack Walder, 24, also of Myrtle Road, charged with violent disorder