Teenager sentenced for "disgusting" race attack on young family in Epsom

The teenager followed the young family from Rosebery Park to commit the attack in The Parade, Epsom

The teenager followed the young family from Rosebery Park to commit the attack in The Parade, Epsom

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A teenager who carried out an "unprovoked and disgusting" racially motivated attack on a man in front of his young family has appeared in court for sentencing.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had pleaded guilty to a charge of racially aggravated actual bodily harm, after attacking a man in The Parade, Epsom, on July 1.

The victim had been in a playground in Rosebery Park, near Epsom town centre, with his wife and family. 

They left the location after feeling intimidated a group of teenagers who were on the play equipment.

The teenager followed the family into town, hurling abuse at them, before attacking the man. 

The victim suffered head and facial injuries during the incident and was taken to hospital

A woman also suffered minor injuries but did not require medical treatment.

At Guildford Magistrates' Court yesterday, August 6, the teenager was handed a nine-month referral order, a 12-month restraining order prohibiting him from contacting the victim directly or indirectly, or entering Roseberry Park, and was ordered to pay his victim £250 in compensation.

A referral order means the teenager will be referred to a youth offender panel, consisting of trained youth workers, and agree with it a ‘contract’ which aims to stop him reoffending. 

The ‘contract’ may include unpaid work in the community.

Detective Inspector Sailesh Limbachia said: "The victim and his family in this case were followed from a playground into town by the defendant who hurled abuse at them along the way before beginning his vicious assault.

"This was an unprovoked and disgusting attack made worse by the fact it took place in front of the victim's young family and in broad daylight.

"Surrey Police takes a zero tolerance approach to racially-motivated crimes which have no place in our society.

"Incidents of this nature not only affect the victims but have a wider impact on the community which we are well aware of."

Anyone with concerns about hate crime and wants to report an incident should call 101 or it can be reported through the independent website True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk/

 

 

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3:22pm Thu 7 Aug 14

worldlyman2013 says...

Epsom becoming Sutton and Croydon.

How about evicting his entire vile family.
Epsom becoming Sutton and Croydon. How about evicting his entire vile family. worldlyman2013
  • Score: 7

3:48pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Jimmyzola says...

I've gone to that playground everyday this week with my small kids and there's teenagers swearing trying to brake stuff what can be done?
I've gone to that playground everyday this week with my small kids and there's teenagers swearing trying to brake stuff what can be done? Jimmyzola
  • Score: 3

6:36am Fri 8 Aug 14

ajaycleanliving says...

You fight fire with fire. Little groups like that only learn when you make them pi$$ themselves. Excuse my french. Strong in numbers etc.... I know this from experience you can learn alot from giving/recieving discipline.
You fight fire with fire. Little groups like that only learn when you make them pi$$ themselves. Excuse my french. Strong in numbers etc.... I know this from experience you can learn alot from giving/recieving discipline. ajaycleanliving
  • Score: 2

2:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

EwellMan says...

Jimmyzola wrote:
I've gone to that playground everyday this week with my small kids and there's teenagers swearing trying to brake stuff what can be done?
Completely agree, my young children once had to suffer listening to the F, C and S word in a conversation between 2 teenage mothers and their hoody boyfriends in a park in Ewell. What happens is the you end up leaving the playground cutting your childrens fun out whilst the scumbags can continue to annoy everyone.

Was never like this when i was young in this area, just shows you the decline of society.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmyzola[/bold] wrote: I've gone to that playground everyday this week with my small kids and there's teenagers swearing trying to brake stuff what can be done?[/p][/quote]Completely agree, my young children once had to suffer listening to the F, C and S word in a conversation between 2 teenage mothers and their hoody boyfriends in a park in Ewell. What happens is the you end up leaving the playground cutting your childrens fun out whilst the scumbags can continue to annoy everyone. Was never like this when i was young in this area, just shows you the decline of society. EwellMan
  • Score: 4

5:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ticktock says...

Bring back the local bobbies to patrol our parks day and night making people feel safe and enjoy there time there again ,
But that to much to ask for ,

When i was growing up in Epsom & ewell we had a lot of fun in the park even summers camps too
Bring back the local bobbies to patrol our parks day and night making people feel safe and enjoy there time there again , But that to much to ask for , When i was growing up in Epsom & ewell we had a lot of fun in the park even summers camps too ticktock
  • Score: 3

10:01pm Mon 11 Aug 14

becstar77 says...

I avoid the parks at weekends and school holidays. Fortunately I have two preschoolers and we can visit when it's quiet/ empty, but it's wrong that decent people cannot use the park without fear of this sort of behaviour.

Court rec playground is also regularly used by people who allow their dogs to run around inside the play area (despite the clear signs). They just say 'oh, he's friendly!' like that makes a difference. The older childrens' area is covered in dog mess, and I've personally seen several dog owners use it purely to let their dogs run around and defecate whilst they stand chatting. Where are the park patrols!???
I avoid the parks at weekends and school holidays. Fortunately I have two preschoolers and we can visit when it's quiet/ empty, but it's wrong that decent people cannot use the park without fear of this sort of behaviour. Court rec playground is also regularly used by people who allow their dogs to run around inside the play area (despite the clear signs). They just say 'oh, he's friendly!' like that makes a difference. The older childrens' area is covered in dog mess, and I've personally seen several dog owners use it purely to let their dogs run around and defecate whilst they stand chatting. Where are the park patrols!??? becstar77
  • Score: 2

12:49am Mon 18 Aug 14

fn1234 says...

The report doesn't do justive to the event. THREE teenagers followed the victims, who included the victim mentioned in the report, his and 2-year old son. The wife was pushed on top of the 2-year. Despite being aware of this at least 1 of the 3 assailants (who was egged on by the other 2) punched the male victim to the ground and then stamped on his head until he was unconscious. Had it not been for a passer-by screaming at the ugly 16-year old assailant to stop and calling the police, he would have continued to stamp on his head until he was dead. According to the police this was certainly not attempted murder. So much for 'zero tolerance'.

This assault occurred outside the Metro bank. Staff saw what happened and guess what they did - Nothing, that is, nothing but record it on their phones.

Two days after the incident, one of the 2 who encouraged the main assailant to kill the male victim entered the park again on his own and sat right next to female victim who was with her small child. Evidently this was to intimidate her. Fortunately a male friend of hers arrived 20 seconds after him and guess what... he didn't have the cojones to do anything. These ugly people are incapable and gutless to do anything on their, showing exactly how weak they are and pointless their existence is.
The report doesn't do justive to the event. THREE teenagers followed the victims, who included the victim mentioned in the report, his and 2-year old son. The wife was pushed on top of the 2-year. Despite being aware of this at least 1 of the 3 assailants (who was egged on by the other 2) punched the male victim to the ground and then stamped on his head until he was unconscious. Had it not been for a passer-by screaming at the ugly 16-year old assailant to stop and calling the police, he would have continued to stamp on his head until he was dead. According to the police this was certainly not attempted murder. So much for 'zero tolerance'. This assault occurred outside the Metro bank. Staff saw what happened and guess what they did - Nothing, that is, nothing but record it on their phones. Two days after the incident, one of the 2 who encouraged the main assailant to kill the male victim entered the park again on his own and sat right next to female victim who was with her small child. Evidently this was to intimidate her. Fortunately a male friend of hers arrived 20 seconds after him and guess what... he didn't have the cojones to do anything. These ugly people are incapable and gutless to do anything on their, showing exactly how weak they are and pointless their existence is. fn1234
  • Score: 0

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