Men charged with vicious Brick Lane attack on student


Francesco Hoenye was attacked Pic: Met police

Francesco Hoenye was attacked in Tower Hamlets last year Pic: Met police

Two men have been charged for their involvement in a vicious attack on an American student last year, which left him permanently scarred.

Kamrual Hussain, 22, of Clinchy House on Stepney Way, was charged yesterday with grievous bodily harm with intent, and Shadhat Hussain,19, of Malmesbury Terrace in Newham, was charged with the same crime on November 13, following the attack which took place on Brick Lane last June.

Francesco Houyne, 22, from Florida, was returning to a friend’s house in Whitechapel after a night out when he was attacked by five men just after midnight. Houyne, who had arrived in London only three days earlier, was taken to Royal London Hospital with deep slash wounds to his head and right ear.

Houyne received 23 stiches to his face and more internally to stop the bleeding. The attack has left him permanently scarred. After the incident, Houyne said that he was “now scared to go out on [his] own in London.”

He added: “I feel very emotional about the whole situation. I also now face the rest of my life with the permanent scarring that will be left on my face as a result of this attack. Every time I look in the mirror from now on I will be reminded of this incident.”

Another of Houyne’s attackers, 20-year-old Shelim Uddin, was charged last month with grievous bodily harm with intent, and will appear with Shadhat Hussain at Snaresbrook Crown Court on January 24. Kamrual Hussain is due to appear at the same court on December 10.

See previous article: Video footage released of brutal Tower Hamlets attack

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