Croydon asylum seeker attack: Two more charged with violent disorder including 17-year-old girl

Tom Powell
Police officers pass the bus stop in Croydon where a teenage asylum seeker was allegedly attacked: PA

Two more people have been charged in connection with an alleged hate crime which left a teenage asylum seeker fighting for his life.

A 17-year-old girl and Kyran Evans, 23, both from the Croydon area, are charged with violent disorder.

They are due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Five people, including two sets of siblings, appeared in court on Monday charged with the same offence.

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Kurdish Iranian Reker Ahmed, 17, was chased and subjected to what police described as a "brutal attack" after a group of people discovered he was an asylum seeker.

He was set upon while at a bus stop with two others - Dilshad Mohammed, an Iraqi Kurd, and Hamo Mustafa - in Croydon on Friday night.

Daryl Davis, 20, Danyelle Davis, 24, Barry Potts, 20, George Walder, 20, and Jack Walder, 24, all from Croydon, south London, spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth, and addresses during the short hearing at Croydon Magistrates' Court.

Danyelle Davis, 24, leaves Croydon Magistrates Court (Steve Parsons/PA )

George Walder was also charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

Daryl Davis, 20, was one of five charged with violent disorder (Steve Parsons/PA)

Approximately 20 people were involved in the incident, police said, which left Reker with a fractured spine, fractured eye socket and a bleed on his brain.

He was placed in an induced coma but is now recovering, the court heard.

Potts, Jack Walder and siblings Danyelle and Daryl Davis were released on conditional bail.

George Walder was remanded in custody.

Deputy District Judge Richard Hawgood sent the case for trial at Croydon Crown Court, where the five defendants will appear for a plea and trial preparation hearing on May 1.

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