THREE youths were laughing like hyenas as they beat up a dad-of-two in a bloody mugging on his own doorstep. The 37-year-old was punched, kicked and knocked to the pavement outside his house in Nimrod Road, Streatham, last Tuesday. A witness said how she feared for her own safety after she saw the three hooded yobs attack the victim.
She said: "I was walking my dog at around 11.20pm when I saw three black boys in hoodies mug the man. "He was just one house away from his front door. "They kicked him in the head and were laughing like hyenas as he lay there in a pool of blood, squealing in pain. I can still hear it in my head. "I hid behind a car during the attack. I thought I've got to stay in the shadows because if they see me they will attack me. I was terrified and actually felt faint with fear." Neighbours rushed out after the attack and tended to the man before paramedics arrived.
The witness added: "His wife was shaking because she heard the noise and then came down to find the victim was her husband. We had to sit him down and talk to him and cover him with towels." The victim was treated overnight at hospital and returned home the next day. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.