Man attacked and mugged in Brook Road, Borehamwood

A man who was repeatedly kicked, punched and beaten before his attackers left him shaking on the ground said he is still taunted by his ordeal.

The 40-year-old, who wished to remain anonymous, was mugged by the three teenage boys during the horrific attack in Brook Road last Wednesday night.

He has agreed to share his story with the Borehamwood and Elstree Times to warn others about the dangers of walking alone at night.

He said: “I was walking through Brook Road after a long day at work when someone slammed me to the ground from behind.

“My heart was racing and then two other boys came out from nowhere and began punching and kicking me, shouting racist comments at me.

“I was really frightened and thought they were going to kill me. I was shaking and crying.

“They broke my glasses and I am blind without them so I could not see what was happening.

“Feeling powerless was such a horrible feeling. I still think of it today and it still terrifies me.”

The teenagers left the shop assistant shaking in fear on the floor, his face swollen and blood spewing from his knees.

They then ordered him to hand over his rucksack – which contained confidential documents – and ran off in the opposite direction.

But just as he tried to stand up, one of the boys came running to punch the defenceless man back to the ground.

He then managed to run back home where he alerted the police, who arrived minutes later.

He added: “I feel lucky to be alive. If they had a knife with them, this would be a very different story.

“I am really concerned that the boys are still on the loose, so I would like to warn people about what happened to me. Maybe it will stop it happening to someone else.”

The offenders are described as white, one was wearing a baggy black top with a hood, another wearing black jogging bottoms and a third wearing grey jogging bottoms.

No arrests have been made and any witnesses are urged to call the police.

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4:13pm Tue 18 Sep 12

BorehamwoodsVoice says...

It might help if we knew what race the victim was
It might help if we knew what race the victim was BorehamwoodsVoice

4:44pm Tue 18 Sep 12

pepsiman says...

Human, i think.
Human, i think. pepsiman

7:12pm Tue 18 Sep 12

BorehamwoodsVoice says...

HaHa, if they are looking for racist teens they have different races that they hate . Someone might be able to provide clues if they knew what race a teen hates .
HaHa, if they are looking for racist teens they have different races that they hate . Someone might be able to provide clues if they knew what race a teen hates . BorehamwoodsVoice

9:11pm Wed 19 Sep 12

candlicious says...

What difference does it make what race the victim is? I know the victim well and whether he be white, black, asian or...mongolian an attack like this is not right for any race. Everyone is the same underneath.
What difference does it make what race the victim is? I know the victim well and whether he be white, black, asian or...mongolian an attack like this is not right for any race. Everyone is the same underneath. candlicious

3:47am Sun 23 Sep 12

kkaattxx says...

this is blatantly not a racist crime its just another example of parents in Borehamwood not raising their kids in the correct way and teaching them respect for other people. Its obvious to me that whatever race the victim was it would have happened anyway. Perhaps if the council didnt turn off all the street lights and parents controlled their kids better things like this wouldnt be so frequent.
this is blatantly not a racist crime its just another example of parents in Borehamwood not raising their kids in the correct way and teaching them respect for other people. Its obvious to me that whatever race the victim was it would have happened anyway. Perhaps if the council didnt turn off all the street lights and parents controlled their kids better things like this wouldnt be so frequent. kkaattxx

5:54am Sun 23 Sep 12

candlicious says...

Exactly! Well said kkaattxx.
Exactly! Well said kkaattxx. candlicious

12:57pm Sun 23 Sep 12

candlicious says...

There's maturity at its finest *rolls eyes*.
There's maturity at its finest *rolls eyes*. candlicious

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