Mugged student leaves hospital
Thursday 11 August 2011
The Malaysian student mugged by yobs posing as Good Samaritans during the London riots has been discharged from the Royal London hospital, the trust said today.
Ashraf Rossli, 20, was seen bleeding after being punched in the jaw less than a month after arriving in Britain.
Hooded youths initially pretended to help him - then went through his rucksack, stealing his mobile phone and wallet in Barking, east London on Monday night.
A statement from Barts and The London NHS Trust today said: "Ashraf Rossli, the Malaysian student being treated for injuries sustained during the recent civil disorder in London, has now been discharged from the Royal London hospital to continue his recuperation at home."
The statement continued: "Ashraf is grateful for the many messages of goodwill and offers of support he has received from members of the public the length and breadth of the country."
Cyclist Mr Rossli, from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, last night described how he was attacked, reliving his ordeal from his hospital bed when he was visited by a friend who filmed the chat and posted it online.
"They threatened to stab me, they told me they had knives," he says in the footage, available on YouTube and translated by Channel 4 News.
"Some of them were quite young, maybe still in primary school. They had their hoods on and demanded my bicycle."
Prime Minister David Cameron said the attack left him "disgusted".
He said: "When we see the disgusting sight of a young man with people pretending to help him while they are robbing him, it is clear that there are things badly wrong with our society."
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