Two women walking home on Saturday night in Rainham village were brutally assaulted and left with life-changing injuries.
Lucy, 33 years old, and her partner Jodie 27 years old, had just left Tesco in Rainham and were walking on the path near Upminster Road South when a teenager went past on an electric scooter and made unpleasant remarks towards them.
Lucy told the Havering Daily: “We were walking home just after 9 pm carrying some beers to drink at home when this teenager, about 18 years old zoomed past us and made a series of stupid remarks.
“We then answered him asking why he was making unpleasant remarks when he turned back and came to us and started shouting ‘What you saying, what you saying!’
“He then hit my girlfriend in the face and kept on punching her. Another teenager aged about 16 years old then ran out to help him and came towards me with a knife. We started to fight in the street. I managed to grab hold of his JD sports bag that he was carrying when he got away and went to help his mate who was hitting Jodie.
“The older boy then picked up the electric scooter and struck Jodie right across the face. I saw her jaw smash and collapse.”
Jodie was taken to hospital where she has had to have teeth removed so she can have three metal plates put in her jaw.
Lucy continued: “She was in the hospital all day Sunday and was just let out yesterday. She hasn’t slept and is on painkillers. As a mother myself, I would like to speak to these teenagers’ parents and show them what their sons have done. This is disgusting, parents need to see what their children are doing.”
The two youths are described as follows:
One aged 18 years old, 5’10 slim build wearing a white t-shirt with a military-style hair cut. He was the one on the electric scooter.
The second one aged 16/17 years old wearing a dark hoodie and dark tracksuit bottoms with dark hair, 5’6 tall.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact: 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.