Father and son attacked in East Ham

The ONS revealed an increase in violent crime in Barking and Dagenham Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

The ONS revealed an increase in violent crime in Barking and Dagenham Picture: Joe Giddens/PA - Credit: PA WIRE

Relatives of two men who were badly beaten in East Ham have said they are “upset and angry” about the attack.

The father and son, aged 60 and 30, were found covered in blood and suffering head injuries in Vicarage Lane, East Ham, at 11pm on Saturday.

The two men, who are Polish, were rushed to hospital although the 60-year-old dad, who lives in Upton Park, has since been discharged.

His son, 30, from East Ham, who has suffered with bipolar disorder since a similar attack a few years ago, remains in a stable condition.

Tony Lyko, 16, claims the pair were attacked in the street by two other men who were also Polish.


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“My uncle took my grandad to the bus stop to catch the 300 bus to Plaistow,” he said.

“They were just waiting when the two other men came out of nowhere.

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“One of them swore in Polish and then attacked my grandad and knocked him out before attacking my uncle and running off.

“My uncle had a small bleed on his brain, although thankfully he’s up and walking around again.”

His 35-year-old mum, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “It’s really sad, I can’t believed what’s happened to them.

“[My brother] looked really swollen when I saw him, his face was black and he couldn’t open his eyes.

“He’s getting better but he will probably be in hospital for another few days.

“I’m really upset and really angry about it all.”

It is believed one of the attackers was wearing a Polish football shirt, the assault happening hours after the country beat Switzerland through penalties in the Euros.

Nobody has been arrested and inquiries continue, although a Met spokesman confirmed it is not being treated as a hate crime.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 5317772/16.

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