Renewed appeal after teen left with 'life changing' head injuries after Poplar attack

COPS are still appealing for information three weeks after a serious assault in Poplar left the teenage victim with potentially life changing head injuries. The 18-year-old boy, thought to be Abdul Mumin Khan from Shadwell, was found with severe head inju

COPS are still appealing for information three weeks after a serious assault in Poplar left the teenage victim with potentially life changing head injuries.

The 18-year-old boy, thought to be Abdul Mumin Khan from Shadwell, was found with severe head injuries after the attack at the junction of east India Dock Road and Jeremiah Street around 9.30pm on Thursday, April 1.

His injuries are believed to have been caused by a blunt instrument and, although he has now been discharged from hospital, he is still receiving treatment for his injuries, which at this stage are considered life changing.

Abdul is thought to have been attacked with sticks during a brawl between up to 20 people following a row at a party.


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Two other victims, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were also injured in the fracas but have both been discharged from hospital.

A group of Asian boys was seen running away from the area shortly after the assault.

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Det Con Eddy Paul from Tower Hamlets police's violent crime unit said: "We have already spoken to a number of people who witnessed the incident and I thank those people for coming forward.

"East India Dock Road would have been busy at this time and I would urge anyone who saw this incident, or the build up to this incident, to contact the incident room. With the public's assistance, we can bring the perpetrators of this serious assault to justice."

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to call 020 7275 4549 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

- Seven males, aged 15-20 years old, who were arrested in connection with the incident have all now been released with no further action.

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