A 17-year-old boy is in serious but stable condition after being brutally attacked by a gang in the British capital for being an asylum seeker.
The Kurdish-Iranian refugee was waiting at a bus stop with two friends in Croydon, south London, on Friday, when he was approached by about eight people.
"The suspects asked the victim where he was from and when they established that he was an asylum seeker they chased him and launched a brutal attack," Detective Sergeant Kris Blamires said in a statement on Saturday.
The UK has seen a surge in xenophobia attacks following Britain's vote to leave the European Union last year.
Much of the Brexit debate focused on a perceived influx of migrants into Britain from other EU countries - and whether their presence was making it harder for Britons to find work, housing and medical care.
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