“There was blood everywhere”
Pawat Silawattakun, 24, was waiting for the bus in Fulham road when two teenagers shouted “Coronavirus” at him before attacking him and stealing his headphones.
“I’d just got off the bus at Fulham when I heard a faint sound directed at me from my left across the street,” he said.
“I had these noise-cancelling headphones on and took them off as these guys just shouted ‘Coronavirus! Coronavirus! Ha, ha!’ in my face while filming me,” added the Tax consultant.
“I didn’t get a chance to say anything – ‘Please stop’, or ‘Why are you doing this?’ – when one of them snatched the headphones from my neck.”
Silawattakun tried chasing the teens but one turned around and punched him in the face, breaking his nose.
“There was blood everywhere,” Silawattakun said.
When Silawattakun shouted for help, no one instantly responded. Finally, he was helped by two people to take an Uber to hospital.
A spokeswoman from the met said an investigation into the incident has been launched.
“The victim, a 24-year-old man, reported being racially abused by an unknown male suspect in Fulham Road,” she said.
“A second male suspect then approached the victim from behind and stole his headphones, and then assaulted him. The victim sustained a broken nose and received hospital treatment.”
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