FIVE teenagers accused of an assault which left a man with life-changing injuries have gone on trial.
The defendants, all from the borough, were charged with causing grievous bodily harm when a 38-year-old man was attacked by a gang in Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, on the evening of Monday, April 2.
The victim, Shubhash Hira, sustained serious leg injuries before the suspects fled, Isleworth Crown Court was told on Friday last week. Police made media appeals for information in the days after the incident.
Prosecutor Sunil Rupasinha said the investigation led them to 18-year-olds Mahad Nuur, of Denbigh Drive, Hayes: Shafie Mohamoud, of Hitherbroom Road, Hayes; Hanat Mohamed, of Balmoral Drive, Hayes; Imtiaz Zazay, of Burleigh Road, Uxbridge; and a 17-year-old from Sipson who cannot be named.
They were all charged with GBH but deny involvement, and their trial started on Tuesday, October 9.
Jurors were shown a CCTV recording from before, during and after the attack, with Detective Constable John Richards guiding the court through the pictures.
Mr Richards said the men could be seen on the top deck of a U4 bus before alighting at the stop by NatWest Bank in Hayes town, where the incident occurred.
Two cameras outside the bank caught the moments before the fight, and cameras at the entrance of Hayes Muslim Centre in Pump Lane captured the fracas in the distance.
Mr Richards said the alleged attackers were then seen running south down Station Road, with cameras outside the Greggs bakers shop, Savemore Superstore, and the YMCA building tracking their journey.
Also seen running away from the scene with the accused are two girls, who have not been traced.
The defendants’ counsel was due to start cross examination of witnesses yesterday (Tuesday).