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17 December 2016, 09:33
This is the shocking moment a thug launched a vile unprovoked attack on a 14-year old boy in South West London, leaving the victim with a broken jaw.
Shocking Video: Thug’s Unprovoked Attack On 14-Year Old
This March the victim was at a bus stop in Tolworth Broadway waiting for a bus to Kingston.
A thug then sprints from the other side of the road and punches the 14 year old in the face for no apparent reason.
This caused the victim to fall to the floor unconscious suffering from a significant injury to his face.
The video shows the victim getting up but struggles to stay on his feet and once again falls over into the arms of the attacker who had now returned.
Police say they are unsure why Connor came back and he responded to all of our questions by saying “no comment”. The suspect even offered to drive the victim home.
Connor Duckett aged 18 was found guilty of GBH with intent at Kingston Crown Court on 8th December and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
DC Foley from Kingston CID said: “I wish to praise the victim as he has shown maturity and courage throughout the investigation and court proceedings.
“He was viciously attacked in an unprovoked incident which left him with lifelong discomfort in his face, he may also require further surgery in the future.
“We are sending out a clear message that deciding to behave in such a violent thoughtless manner has one outcome and that outcome will be a custodial one. Any violence in Kingston will not be tolerated and we will work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice, just like Connor.”