The father of a teenage boy has fractured his eye socket, sustained a cut to the side of his face and suffered suspected bruising to his ribs, after he and his son were attacked in St Albans.

The incident took place between 6pm and 7pm on Monday, May 29, when a group of teenagers and children assaulted the pair in Clarence Park.


Hertfordshire police have since appealed for witnesses to come forward.

PC Grace Kimber said: "This was a distressing incident, and our enquiries are continuing.

“If you were in the area at the time and saw anything, please get in touch.

"Any information, even something that may seem relatively minor or insignificant, could be key to progressing our investigation.


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“If you have anything that may help our enquiries, please email me at”

Information can also be reported online at at or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/43117/23.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111 or via