Hannah Al-Othman, Evening Standard, September 2, 2016
This is the shocking moment a man was viciously assaulted by a gang of teens who attacked him with chairs and knocked him unconscious before stealing his mobile phone.
The 19-year-old victim was attacked by the group as he walked towards a bus stop in Streatham.
He was walking along Streatham High Road when he was approached by a group of about ten teenage boys outside the Astroria Cafe and Grill.
Police said he was set upon by the gang, who knocked him unconscious with a chair before taking his phone and a small quantity of cash.
Paramedics and police raced to the scene following the incident, which happened at about 10.15pm on Sunday, April 30 outside the cafe in The High Parade.
The victim was rushed to hospital with cuts to his head, face and lips, but was not seriously injured.
Officers have today released CCTV of the incident in a bid to catch the attackers.
Police described the suspects as black males, aged between 14 and 16-years-old, who were wearing dark hooded tops at the time of the attack.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the individuals in the CCTV footage or stills or who has information that could assist the investigation.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the incident on April 30, and was held on suspicion of affray, robbery and possession of a class B drug.
He has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late November.