A 16-year-old boy has sustained a black eye and scratches to his neck after he was reportedly assaulted by five unknown teenagers in a St Albans park.

The incident occurred at around 6.40pm on Wednesday, June 14, in Clarence Park, and police are now appealing for witnesses and information.

PC C-Jay Callaghan, who is investigating, said: "This was a distressing incident, and our enquiries are continuing as we look to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

"Were you in the park at the time and saw what happened? A number of parents tried to intervene and help the victim, and we are appealing for any witnesses to please come forward and speak with us."


Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Callaghan at c-jay.callaghan@herts.police.uk.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/47757/23. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.