Three men have been charged with grievous bodily harm following an attack on a elderly Muslim man on Saturday night. A fourth has been bailed by police pending further enquiries.
The three are Daniel Giles, 39, of Wendell Court, Uxbridge; Ryan Newman, 19, of Iris Court, Nursery Road, Pinner; and a 17 year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons. They appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court yesterday. All three were denied bail and remanded in custody to Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, July 23.
Chief Inspector Rob Wilson of Hillingdon Police said officers from every department of the borough were drafted in to help with the investigation into the attack in Chiltern View Road, Uxbridge, at about 9.30pm.
The 79-year-old victim was on his way to the Islamic centre in Cowley Mill Road when he was attacked, suffering serious head injuries. He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, where he is said to be in a stable condition, with his family at his bedside. His son, who asked not to be identified, told the Gazette his father has improved slightly and has been able to talk to the family.
Chiltern View Road was partly closed for several hours following the attack as forensics officers examined the scene. Two large bloodstains could still be seen on the road the next day. Four men were arrested within 24 hours of the attack and taken to Uxbridge police station in Warwick Place.
The victim, who police have not named, is a well known figure in the community and can often be seen walking to and from the Islamic centre where he is believed to be a senior official.