The sons of a CABINET minister have been arrested over an assault that left a teenager in hospital with a fractured skull.
The couple were held on suspicion of GBH after the 17-year-old was allegedly knocked unconscious in a late-night attack.
The victim suffered a brain hemorrhage and spent five nights in the hospital.
He is said to have had a fight with one of the Tory MP’s boys, who are in their late teens and 20, before he was beaten up in Blackheath, south-east London, at 11.30pm on a Saturday night.
A source said: “The boy was with his girlfriend at a bus stop on his way home from a party when the argument broke out. It started as a verbal argument, then he was beaten unconscious and covered in blood.
“People saw the condition he was in and called an ambulance.”
The politician’s sons, who are under investigation, are said to deny the victim’s claims, arguing that he started a fight, got drunk and fell to the ground.
They are said to have stayed with him until an ambulance arrived on June 18.
Police arrested her after being called to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, where the teenager was being treated.
A source close to the victim’s family said: “He was in terrible condition and his mother had no great doubt that he had been beaten.
“Doctors told her his skull was fractured in three places and he had a brain hemorrhage. This is consistent with him being attacked and punched multiple times instead of falling over.
“The teenager says he remembers the argument and the start of the attack, but then has no memory of anything until he woke up in hospital.
“It’s the kind of situation every parent dreads. But fortunately the boy has made a good physical recovery.”
The Met Police are understood to be investigating CCTV and telephone recordings.
A spokesman said: “Two men, one in their late teens and the other in their 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH. They were released as part of an investigation. The investigations are ongoing.”
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