Bullies target boy twice in three days

A TEENAGER is worried to walk around on his own after being attacked twice in three days by the same group of bullies. Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after the 16-year-old was assaulted in the same area of Hitchin.The first attack

A TEENAGER is worried to walk around on his own after being attacked twice in three days by the same group of bullies.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after the 16-year-old was assaulted in the same area of Hitchin.

The first attack happened on January 31 at 5.10pm in Old Hale Way.

The victim, who is from Hitchin, was approached by a group of youths as he was walking along the road. One member of the group threatened the victim and two others then punched him in the face before moving on.


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The second assault happened at 5.15pm on February 2 in the King George V playing field off Old Hale Way. This time the victim was tripped up by a group of six to eight youths before he was kicked to the upper torso and head.

Det Sgt Tara Kier who is investigating the assaults said: "We believe that the same group of youths have attacked this boy on two occasions for no particular reason. I would urge anyone who knows who committed these assaults to contact me straight away."

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All of the youths are described as being 13 or 14 years old. One of them is white, 5ft 2in tall, of skinny build with ginger hair and freckles.

Another is described as white, of medium build wearing a dark blue hooded top and a blue hat with an orange design on the front.

Anyone with information is asked to ring DS Kier on 01438 757310. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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