Yobs run riot in St Albans Cathedral cloisters

MARAUDING youths disrupted the calm of the cloisters around St Albans Abbey on Friday night. Several police cars were called to Sumpter Yard around 8pm after two men were assaulted by a large gang of youths. A man on crutches was believed to have been bea

MARAUDING youths disrupted the calm of the cloisters around St Albans Abbey on Friday night.

Several police cars were called to Sumpter Yard around 8pm after two men were assaulted by a large gang of youths.

A man on crutches was believed to have been beaten quite badly with his own crutches by members of the gang.

But a police spokesperson said the injured victims agreed to be treated at the scene by an ambulance crew and refused to go to hospital.

She added: "Unfortunately no-one would agree to pressing charges even though officers stressed the importance of doing so.