Police have spoken out after a number of assaults which have taken place in St Albans parks over recent months.

These incidents have sparked investigations by Hertfordshire police, with officers appealing for witnesses and information.

Most recently, a 16-year-old boy was attacked by five unknown teenagers in Clarence Park on Wednesday, June 14.


Before that, a father and son were attacked by a group of teenagers in the same park, on Monday, May 29.

On March 19, a young boy was assaulted by two teenagers on bicycles in Longacres Park.

Officers have been patrolling St Albans parks recently, following reports of anti-social behaviour in the city.


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A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary described the purpose of these patrols as "to crack down on anti-social behaviour by groups of individuals that are being intimidating, smoking drugs or being a general nuisance to the public".

The St Albans chief inspector, Ady Lysak, has provided an update regarding the recent occurances in the city's parks.

He said: "We are investigating two assaults in Clarence Park. 

"We have continued regular high visibility patrols in the park.

"We are appealing for members of the public to help us identify the offenders causing the issues in Clarence Park so they can be dealt with.

"We are also aware of issues in other parks, including Longacres and again, are appealing for witnesses to the assault on March 19.”