Two teenagers have been arrested after a 14-year-old boy was reportedly dragged out of a taxi and assaulted in Stevenage on Friday. 

At around 7.30pm, the victim was travelling in a taxi with friends when they arrived at The Pavillion car park at King George V Playing Fields.

A group of males allegedly approached the taxi and kicked and punched it before chasing it as it tried to drive away. It is reported that they then pulled the victim from the vehicle and assaulted him.

The victim was left with reddening and grazes on his face.


Detective Constable Kirsty Rusbridge, from the Stevenage Local Crime Unit, said: "We have arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, both from Stevenage, in connection with the incident.

"Our investigation is ongoing and we are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about what happened to get in touch.

"We’d also like to hear from anyone who was driving in the area and may have caught the incident on dash cam. If you were travelling in the area and have one fitted, please check it and let us know if it captured anything that might be useful to our investigation.

"Please get in touch by emailing me at"


You can report information online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/40288/23.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at