Mum-of-two Charlene Brown brought her two daughters to Tesco Express on March 31 – but as she left her girls, Azariah, 8, and six-year-old Kimoire were thrown to the ground while two men ‘brawled’.
Image: Charlene Brown)
A mother says her young daughters were left crying and bleeding after a man kicked and pushed them in an unprovoked attack outside Tesco.
Charlene Brown was with her two daughters when she withdrew cash from a Tesco Express in Peckham Rye on March 31 to buy them all a Chinese takeaway.
But to Charlene’s horror, her two girls, Azariah, eight, and six-year-old Kimoire, were thrown to the ground while two men reportedly “brawled” outside the supermarket MyLondon.
The mother-of-two claims the attacker, a 19-year-old man who is non-verbal and has disabilities, punched both youngsters as his significantly smaller carer struggled to restrain him.
After calling 999, police rushed to the Rye Lane shop and got there “very quickly”, Charlene said.
Speak with MyLondonCharlene, who lives in Brockley, said: “My girls ran up to me screaming ‘He pushed me’ while crying hysterically. I walked up to the men and yelled, ‘What’s going on? You hurt my children’.” He kicked Kimoire, then I realized Azariah was crying and her nose was bleeding.
“A tesco The security guard asked us to come into the store so they could take care of my eldest daughter’s bleeding nose. The police arrived within seconds and finally stated that because the attacker was autistic and non-verbal, an arrest was not possible.”
Charlene who works in a Mental health stationary station at Lambeth Hospital, claims her two daughters were “emotionally scarred” after the incident and that they are now too scared to leave the house.
She added: “I’m trying to arrange a consultation right now as they are struggling with social spaces now. The worst is that nothing can be done. I think the responsibility should be taken somewhere. My kids have been hurt and no one is responsible which I think is a shame.”
Azariah and Kimoire are currently spending the Easter holidays at their grandmother’s house in Bedfordshire – and mum Charlene is happy they can enjoy some downtime in a quieter area after the ‘unprovoked attack’.
Now the NHS Worker fears “the same could happen to a pregnant woman or a baby” or another vulnerable person.
Charlene says she was disheartened that no one stopped to check her daughters were okay, except for two local schoolboys, although “many people” witnessed the incident. She added: “I just want to make the streets safe and if people get hurt someone has to take responsibility.”
A metropolitan police Spokesman confirmed that the incident took place. They said: “Police were called to a shop in Peckham Rye (SE22) at around 4.55pm on Thursday 31 March following reports that a child had been pushed by a man. The girl fell to the ground and suffered minor injuries.
“Officials visited and arrested a 19-year-old man who was with his caregiver. Because of his vulnerabilities, the man was not arrested. The circumstances were explained to the child’s mother. No further action will be taken.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/girls-6-8-kicked-pushed-26686157 Girls, 6 and 8, kicked and pushed by man outside Tesco in shocked unprovoked attack