Racist Gang Rampage in Holiday Inn

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Police are investigating a serious violent incident that took place at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Brentford High Street, in the early hours of Saturday morning (27th September).

Members of the Sri Lankan community were attending a function when a group of white youths have gone into the hotel, racially abused the guests and then indiscriminately attacked them.

Police responded swiftly, and one youth was arrested in the vicinity, and two more arrests were made a few hours later. Police are confident that the rest of the group will be apprehended once they have had a chance to study CCTV footage.

Five people were injured in the attack including two with broken noses and one with a fractured leg

The suspects are all white, male and mostly in their twenties. The three arrested so far are all local men from Brentford, all released on bail pending further enquiries.

DI Jeff Minns “This was a completely unprovoked attacked, serious injuries being the consequence for 5 of the guests. The incident is being treated as a racially motivated attack. Three arrests so far, there will be more. Police are absolutely determined to ensure that those responsible will be brought to justice. Several witnesses have already come forward, however if anybody else saw what happened or knows those involved, please call Hounslow Police”

The number of Hounslow CID is 0208 247 6160/5940 or you can call Crime Stoppers 0800 5551111. The crime reference is 0522120/08.

October 7, 2008