Police appeal following assault in St Albans park

PUBLISHED: 14:57 06 June 2011

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TWO young boys were recently assaulted by a teenage gang at a park.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and information following the attack in Clarence Park on Saturday, May 14, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

A 12-year-old and a 13-year-old were approached by a group of older boys, one of whom punched the younger boy in the face and caused his nose to bleed before kicking him. A member of the public then intervened and stopped the assault.

The 13-year-old was also punched in the face but did not sustain any injuries. The gang then left the scene in an unknown direction.

The main suspect was described as a white teenage boy, around 15 years of age, with short brown hair and approximately 5ft 6ins tall. He was also reported to be wearing a grey hooded top. The group of boys with the main offender are thought to have been of a similar age.

Investigating officer, Pc Barry Eldridge, said: “Approaching two young teenage boys and assaulting them in this manner is unacceptable and I am determined to find those responsible.”

He added: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident take place to get in touch. Perhaps you recognise the teenager responsible from the description, or maybe you are the member of the public who intervened and stopped the initial assault. Any information you provide could prove to be crucial to our investigations.”

Contact Pc Eldridge on the non-emergency number 0845 3300 222 or, alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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