After speaking to the responding officers he was given an appointment for Wednesday next week to give a full statement.
A week, a whole week. WTF, anytime i have had to make a statement it was done right after the incident, presumably because things are fresh in your mind. Perhaps they are giving him time to heal from his wounds but i can't see why it is going to take them a week to take a statement. How are they supposed to try and arrest those scumbags if there is no victim statement?
If i was him i would have demende my statement be taken there and then and i would have made sure that if the police were not seen to be looking for CCTV footage right away i would have a private investigator on the case right away.
I hope the animals who did this, including anyone who was there who did nothing to help, are arrested and have the book thrown at them, but i don't have much faith in that happening.