BBC’s Crimewatch focus on Sussex case

BBC’s Crimewatch will be showing the reconstruction of the events that led up to a brutal attack that left a teenager from East Sussex with brain damage. 15 year old Mohammed Bourner is still seriously ill in London’s Kings College Hospital following the attack that took place on October 29th at Bexhill.

Although he has been taken of his life support machine he has suffered brain damage and still doesn’t recognise his family. During the programme his family will be making an emotional appeal. Peter Bourner, his dad, has spoken of how his son was looking forward to going to a beach party with his friends, and that the next thing they knew the police were at their door and that they were in every parents worst nightmare.

The Sussex police have said that previous to the attack, Mohammad had been at the beach party at Glyne Gap and was with three of his friends when a man punched him. Peter Bourner reiterated that walking into an A&E department and seeing his son on a life support system was the nightmare that every parent dreads.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Sloan will also feature on the Crimewatch  episode, and has said that Mo opened his eyes a few weeks ago for the first time but due to his extensive brain damage failed to recognise his parents. He added that he hoped the appeal would touch people emotionally and jog their memory so they would have more leads to go on in the continuing hunt for Mo’s attacker.