CCTV footage of Asian shopkeeper Amo Singh attempting to rescue a 15-year-old Polish youth being attacked by a gang has gone viral in Poland.
33-year-old Singh came to the youth’s aid outside his Premier Stores shop in Stroud, Gloucestershire, just before 10pm on Sunday 26 March. Distressing CCTV video shows the youth being attacked before Singh emerges from his shop with a baseball bat to keep the gang at bay.
The whole incident took place in front of the boy’s girlfriend. Singh subsequently sustained a brutal assault with his assailants beating him with metal bars and then driving into him at speed before reversing over his prone body. The attackers then fled in two vehicles.
Miraculously, Singh survived the attack suffering a head wound and several bruises. Two metal plates were also inserted in one of his wrists, which was broken during the assault. BBC news have reported that Polish community in the UK have hailed Singh a hero and have called for him to be invited to Poland as a VIP guest of honour.
Polish national Sylwia Drozd said, “Thank You Amo for giving a helping hand to a Polish boy. Your kindness and love will always be shared and respected by the Polish people, You are a Brother and a real Hero for me.”
So far three men have been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm against Singh. Benjamin Strange, 21 from Wotton-under-Edge, Stephen Randlesome, 19, and Jonathan French-Bell, 27, both of Eastington were all remanded into custody. The three men will next appear at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday May 12. Police are still investigating the incident and request anyone with information to call 101, quoting incident 499 of Sunday 26 March.
The Asian Weekly deems the CCTV footage of the attack on the youth and Singh to be so disturbing it will not be published in this report. Readers wanting to see the footage can do so via this link:
Two fundraising accounts have been setup by local residents to aid the Singh family: