Denis Lobo, 53, from Hayes was taken to
hospital after being attacked outside his home two weeks
ago, and said the police have not been in touch since
He said: "I wanted to go to the shops
today to buy some milk, but I couldn't bring myself to
leave the house.
"I can not risk it. Not knowing whether
these youths will attack again or where they are is too
frightening, and nobody from the police has been in touch
to say what is happening."
He added: "I have had issues with
kids before, and I am always wary, so I usually ignore
any racial abuse coming my way.
"But what saddens me is that people
so young can be so vicious and so nasty. People shouldn't
have to live in fear for their lives and their families'
"I am afraid to go out again now.
I am in pain and I am in a no-win-situation.
"I have lost already, and it bothers
me that people should have to feel like this in their
own home. I think I could have been given more support."
Mr Lobo was attacked on February 13 near
Lansbury Drive in Hayes.
Neighbours dialled 999, and one woman
pulled up in a car and also called police from her mobile.
Mr Lobo said: "When the police arrived
I was in a daze.
"I tried to talk to the police and
explain what had happened but I was in shock."
He added: "I am sure the police are
doing what they can but what really surprises me is their
"I did get a letter through from
the victim support group, but to have no follow-up call
from the police I thought was very bad.
"I couldn't even bring myself to
call them so my wife called last week to see what was
happening with the case and if they had arrested anyone
"She left a message last Thursday
and still no-one has called back."
Chief Inspector Mick Morris, from Uxbridge
police station, said: "We apologise for any additional
distress that may have been caused to Mr Lobo by officers
not getting in touch with him sooner, but the case has
been proceeding and we have been trying to speak to other
witnesses to this crime.
"Two people have been arrested and
released pending forensic examinations, and we are in
the process of taking statements from others involved.
"Community beat officers will be
doing additional patrols in the area and officers on the
case will be getting in touch with Mr Lobo.
"We endeavour to keep in regular
contact with victims of crime and apologise again that
this didn't happen in this case."