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Assault on autistic teenage boy 'random'

Police are seeking three men who assaulted an autistic teenager in Pimlico, in what appears to be a "random" attack. Detective Constable Krisan Kapur:

This appears to have been a random attack on a teenager who was heading to meet friends at a local youth club. I would appeal to anyone who saw the assault to contact police. It is fortunate that the victim's injuries were not more severe as he was slashed across the neck.

– Metropolitan Police

Anyone with information is asked to call Westminster CID on 07500 766464 or via 101. To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Attack on autistic son 'took away his independence'

A mother of an autistic teenager, slashed across the neck by three assailants, has said that she wants them to "face the consequences".

Eamonn Finn, 16, is said to have been walking around Pimlico, in central London on June 4 at around 7.30pm. Margaret Finn appealed for help on social media:

They did far more than stab him, they've also taken away the only bit of independence he had, which took us almost two years to prepare him for. I'm now too frightened to let him back out, and I'm getting the fallout from that too.

– Margaret Finn

Mother's plea to find attackers who slashed autistic son

Margaret Finn posted a picture of her son after he was attacked in Pimlico
Margaret Finn posted a picture of her son after he was attacked in Pimlico Credit: Margaret Finn

A mother has sent out an appeal to find the people responsible for slashing her autistic teenager across the neck.

Margaret Finn wrote on her Facebook that Eamonn had been walking in the Pimlico area, in central London on June 4. She reported that he was subsequently attacked by three males aged "up to 22".

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Charing Cross CID or Crimestoppers, which can be done anonymously.

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Boy slashed across the neck after assault in Pimlico

A 16-year-old boy was slashed across the neck after being assaulted in Pimlico, central London. The victim was attacked in Regency Street last night.

Regency Street, SW1 Credit: Google Street View

The boy was surrounded by a group of men described as Hispanic and black. The teenager's injuries are not life-threatening. Anyone with information is asked to call Westminster CID on 07500 766464 or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

'Casual' acceptance of knives 'leading to deaths'

The "casual" acceptance of knives led to the death of 16-year-old Hani Hicham Abou El Kheir, a Metropolitan Police officer said after five men were sentenced to life in prison.

After sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Attewell said:

Hani had been out with friends when he was chased and set upon en masse.

The frenzied attack through the streets of Pimlico left at least two of the gang members with injuries, which gives a clear indication of the ferocity at which they attacked Hani. Sadly Hani stood very little chance of being able to escape.

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