A PINNER man and two others have been charged with grievous bodily harm following an attack on a elderly Muslim man on Saturday evening.
A fourth has been bailed by police pending further enquiries.
The three are Ryan Newman, 19, of Iris Court, Nursery Road, Pinner, Daniel Giles, 39, of Wendell Court, Uxbridge, and a 17 year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
They appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
All three were denied bail and remanded in custody to Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, July 23.
Chief Inspector Rob Wilson, of Hillingdon Police, said officers from every department of the borough were drafted in to help with the investigation into the attack, in Chiltern View Road, Uxbridge, at about 9.30pm.
The 79-year-old victim was on his way to the Islamic centre, in Cowley Mill Road, when he was attacked, suffering serious head injuries.
He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, where he is said to be in a stable condition, with his family at his bedside.
His son, who asked not to be identified, told the Gazette his father has improved slightly and has been able to talk to the family.
Chiltern View Road was partially closed for several hours following the attack as forensics officers examined the scene. Two large bloodstains could still be seen on the road the next day.
Four men were arrested within 24 hours of the attack and taken to Uxbridge police station in Warwick Place.
The victim, who has not been named, is a well known figure in the community and can often be seen walking to and from the Islamic centre, where he is believed to be a senior official.