Surrey

CCTV appeal over bus stop bottle attack in Surrey

CCTV image of three police suspects in Sunbury, Surrey
Image caption Police described the attack in Sunbury as "vicious and distressing"

Police have released CCTV images of three teenagers they want to speak to over an assault on a 14-year-old at a Surrey bus stop.

The victim, from Stanwell, was hit on the head with a glass bottle and robbed while he waited for a bus at Sunbury Cross shopping centre on 6 September.

The gang tried to hit him with the bottle again as he lay on the floor.

Surrey Police have released images showing three suspects. Two of the teenagers are white and one is black.

Det Con Simon Egan said: "We believe the young men shown in the CCTV stills may be able to provide crucial information which could aid this ongoing investigation so I would ask the people shown in the images, or anyone who recognise them, to contact police.

'Deep lacerations'

"Fortunately the young victim has not sustained any long-term injuries as a result of the robbery and assault but this was clearly a very distressing incident and his attackers gave no thought to the possible consequences of their actions.

"We have not ruled out that the offenders may be living in or around Sunbury or Feltham and I feel certain that someone locally knows who carried out this vicious assault."

The 14-year-old was treated at St Peter's Hospital for "deep lacerations" to his neck, head and hands following the assault.

His attackers stole a mobile phone and a white wallet containing bank cards and around £20.

The first suspect is described as being white, of slim build and about 6ft (1.83m) tall. He was wearing a dark green hooded top and light blue jeans.

The second teenager is also said to be white and about 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall. He was wearing a light coloured hooded top and blue jeans.

The third suspect is described as being black and about 5ft 4in (1.62m) tall. He was wearing a dark hooded top with blue lettering on it.

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