The Croydon based Da’aro Youth Project good cause which is working with the casualties has raised over £20,000 in the wake of setting up a JustGiving page to assist manage the extraordinary wounds brought about by the frightful assault on Monday December 7 which occurred on Gonville Road as they strolled to school.
I didn’t figure this sort of assault would happen to me here.
I didn’t expect somebody would assault me.
I didn’t expect this would occur – I didn’t think about corrosive before this assault.
They are both asking their assailant to go to the police and admit to ‘what you have done’ however dread: “We are stressed they could assault us again or assault someone else.
We don’t have a clue why this has occurred – Is this man who assaulted us a bigot?
I didn’t have thought individuals could assault others like this in the UK.”
The culprit of this corrosive assault had been seen by one of the casualties a couple of months sooner, on Monday September 7, when he called at their location professing to have a letter for him.
DC Dimitri Savathrakis, of the South Area CID receptive group, said: “This was a vicious and ridiculous assault on two blameless casualties and we are doing everything possible to deal with the individual mindset.”
Agent head of the board Stuart King, who is the ward councilor for West Thornton where the assault happened depicted it as an ‘totally vile and fainthearted demonstration ‘ and encouraged anybody with data to contact the police.