The father of a Fulham schoolboy kicked unconscious by teenage yobs has vowed to bring the "brutal animals" who attacked him to justice.
The 14-year-old Hurlingham and Chelsea pupil is unable to eat solid food after a gang of at least four teenage yobs viciously attacked him by a bus stop beside Parson's Green, New Kings Road, on Friday at 3.30pm.
The Peterborough Road school pupil was kicked and punched in the head and body until he passed out. Many of his teeth were kicked in, police believe his jaw may be broken and his remaining teeth are now held in place by braces.
The dad, who asked not to be named, said he is determined to bring his son's attackers to account.
"They were really brutal, like animals. No human being deserves this," he said. "They need to get some help. How can they attack a 14-year-old boy? If the attackers are caught they must go to prison. I will fight to get them locked up."
The injured boy was aided by fellow pupils from Hurlingham and Chelsea who rushed to help their friend, before he was taken to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in Fulham Road, Chelsea, where he was kept in overnight.
His father added: "When I arrived at hospital it was a real shock for me. I nearly collapsed.
"He is my baby and he is still in a state of shock and worried about going outside."
The school's head teacher Phil Cross, who visited the pupil in hospital on the day of the attack, said: "The other Hurlingham and Chelsea children who were there reacted brilliantly, helping him to get to hospital."
Officer on the case Det Con Mani Bains said: "This attack was unprovoked and resulted in at least four suspects punching and kicking the victim in the head and body. The victim was knocked unconscious and had his bottom teeth kicked in."
Two youths aged 13 and 14 have been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquires. Police are appealing for information about two more attackers, one white and one mixed-race youth, both aged 17. If you have any information contact Det Con Bains on 020 8246 2505.