Three teenagers, two aged 18 and one aged 17, have been released on bail after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in a nightclub in Southall on Thursday night.
The victim, who has not been named, was attending an under 21s night at the Tudor Rose, a Caribbean club, when he was attacked at around 23:30.
He was taken to hospital with a minor stab wound to the chest and was released the following day.
The victim’s mother claimed to be disgusted by the club’s lax security in a situation which could have turned fatal.
In a statement, she said: “My son went to a club in Southall and they allowed people to go in there with a weapon.
“He’s never, ever been in any trouble with the police – he’s a law abiding citizen, people can vouch for that. The doctors said luckily he moved in a certain way so it’s just a superficial stab wound, but I could’ve lost my son last night.
“He was a bit shaken up but he’s OK now, you’ve just got to move on. I can’t stop him going out but I won’t let him go there again.
“Councillors have been trying to shut the place down. The owners keep calling it racism, but I’m a black woman, it’s about protecting peoples’ children”.
The teens, who were arrested following the incident, have been bailed and are due to appear in court on November 18.
Aaron Mulholland, 30, a lifeguard from Southall who joined looters as they ransacked a phone shop in Camberwell during the riots, was jailed for 13 months on Thursday. As Mulholland was led from the dock, his relatives hurled abuse at the judge, yelling: ‘That’s what you get for having good character,’ and: ‘You get less for rape!’
Reports say Mulholland sobbed in the dock yesterday as a court was told he helped pillage a mobile phone shop in Camberwell. He had drunkenly followed looters into Fone World in Church Street, south London, after leaving a nearby pub in the early hours of August 9, the third day of the rioting across London.
Inner London Crown Court heard he was caught by police crawling out of the store, which suffered £25,000 of losses, beneath forced security shutters. Mulholland, who worked at Peckham Pulse health club and had no previous convictions, was empty handed when he left the shop.
The following morning, once sober, he apologised to police for any trouble he caused, and was said to be remorseful for letting his family down.
The court heard a series of family tragedies had led him to develop a drink problem.
Yesterday’s report that two women were killed in Southall was wrong; although two women were badly injured by a lorry, both of them survived the incident and are currently in hospital.
Police were called to 105 The Broadway just before 4pm. They found two women, one aged 60 and the other 76, trapped under a white articulated lorry.
Both victims were taken by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. The 76-yr-old woman is in a serious condition with leg and pelvic injuries. The second woman, aged 60, has injuries to her chest and a broken waist but is otherwise stable.
A third woman, aged 36, was released with minor cuts and bruises.
One man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and has now been bailed until the end of September pending police enquires.
Police are appealing for witnesses to this serious accident. If you have any information please contact the Collision Investigation Unit, on 0208 998 5319.