An asylum seeker who was beaten in a "brutal" mob attack has been pictured battered black and blue in his hospital bed as the police continue the hunt for those responsible.
Kurdish Iranian student Reker Ahmed, 17, has suffered a fractured spine, a fractured eye socket and a bleed to the brain which it is said has left him unable to recognise his own brother.
The first image of him following Friday's attack in Croydon, south London, has emerged, showing him on a drip in London's King's College Hospital barely able to open his two black eyes.
Police are still hunting for three people in connection with the incident in which Mr Ahmed was chased from a bus stop he was waiting at with two friends after a group of around 30 people had discovered he was an asylum seeker.
His brother, Hadi Ahmed, said he did not recognise him when he visited him in hospital.
Family friend Abdullah Abdullah said the teenager's face was "black and blue", adding: "He was very bad, his face had been smashed very badly," he said.
"He has lost his memory because when his brother went to hug him, he was crying, and he said 'Why are you crying? What's the reason?'
"He couldn't recognise me as well. Mentally he is not well."
Community leaders, police and local Kurdish people gathered at the scene in Shrublands Avenue on Wednesday.
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 on Friday morning, he added.
Rebaz Mohammed, a Kurdish community leader, demanded justice for Reker. "We're feeling very disappointed but the police and community are all coming together to crack down on racism," he said. "We want everyone to co-operate with the police and we want justice and care for Reker.
"It will be with him for the rest of his life, we're concentrating on the best care for this kid."
"There's not enough support for asylum seekers who come over, especially young people in London, they need help to integrate," he added
. Croydon Central Tory MP Gavin Barwell compared the brutal attack to the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence at a bus stop in 1993.
"Comparing the police response to that and this case - already we've seen a number of people charged," he said. "The police response sends a very clear message to the community and anyone else tempted to behave like this - this won't be tolerated."
Croydon borough councillor Tony Newman branded the attack "utterly horrific" and said there is a "real sense of outrage" across the community.