Teenagers attacked at car park

THREE teenagers were attacked during two separate incidents in a supermarket car park. The attacks happened in Sainsbury s car park in Magpie Crescent, Stevenage. In Friday s attack at 6.15pm a 16-year-old suffered facial injuries after being assaulted by

THREE teenagers were attacked during two separate incidents in a supermarket car park.

The attacks happened in Sainsbury's car park in Magpie Crescent, Stevenage.

In Friday's attack at 6.15pm a 16-year-old suffered facial injuries after being assaulted by two other youths.

In Thursday's attack at 10.10pm two teenagers were walking home from work when they were approached by two youths wearing hoodies.


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One of the victims, an 18-year-old woman, told The Comet: "I was walking home from work with my friend when he said 'look left and look right'. I did and there was someone walking either side of us."

The pair sped up to try and get away but the youths also walked faster.

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They then decided to slow down to try and let them go past but the two youths, believed to be between 17 and 19, pushed the 18-year-old and hit her 16-year-old friend on the back of his head.

The attackers were joined by other young people but the assault stopped when a car came round the corner and disturbed them. The gang then got into three cars and fled.

The 18-year-old said: "I was shaken. It was really shocking.

"Since the attack I get picked up every night. It is sad that something like this can happen while you are walking home. I only live five minutes away from where I work.

"Hoodies should be banned because we have no way of identifying who attacked us."

A Hertfordshire police spokesman said there was little to go on in terms of description but still appealed for any witnesses who saw the incident to come forward.

She said: "If anyone was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious they should contact Herts police on 0845 33 00 222."

o TWO teenagers aged 16 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. They were released on police bail until May 6.

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