The first picture of teenage victim of the Croydon asylum attack has emerged as his brother says he could not remember him following the brutal assault.
Reker Ahmed suffered a fractured spine, a blood clot on his brain and a fractured eye socket in the hate crime attack which saw a gang of up to 30 assault him in south London.
The 17-year-old was stamped on and assaulted by a mob at a bus stop on Friday after they found out he was an asylum-seeker.
Last night photos of the youngster showed the Kurdish Iranian lying battered and bruised in his hospital bed in London's King's College Hospital.
The images were shared by a Kurdish community group during a visit by Kurdish MP Faysal Sariyildiz.
His brother Hadi Ahmed said Reker did not recognise him when he first saw him.
"When I saw him the first time he was like 'are you my brother?' and I said 'what do you mean?... yeah I'm your brother what are you talking about?'," the 23-year-old said of the hospital visit.
"It was like that, just shocked. I was just hugging him saying 'you're my brother'.
"I didn't recognise him as well when the first time I see him... he didn't have any affection. He didn't want to hug me."
He added: "It was horrible. I started crying."
Police are still hunting three people who may have been involved in a brutal attack.
Community leaders, police and local Kurdish people gathered at the scene yesterday.
A total of 16 people have been arrested and 13, including a 15-year-old boy, charged with offences including attempted murder and violent disorder.
The Metropolitan Police believe three "key individuals" are still at large and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe said: "We have arrested 16 people, 13 have been charged.
"There are three more key individuals believed to have played a part and we are appealing for people to continue to come forward."
Extra officers have been deployed to patrol the area to try to reassure residents after the attack.