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‘FRIGHTENING ORDEAL’: Police issue appeal after teen assaulted in Verulamium Park in St Albans

 Published on: 17th June 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses following an assault in Verulamium Park in St Albans.

At around 4.30pm on Monday, June 14, a 15-year-old boy was in the park with his friends when he was assaulted by a group of around eight to 12 people. The boy was punched and kicked, resulting in cuts and bruises.

The group are described as teenage boys aged 17 to 18-years-old. One is described as white and was riding an orange mountain bike. The rest of the group are described as either mixed race or black.

PC John Cooper, who is investigating, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and I would like to reassure the public that we are carrying out thorough enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident and find those responsible.

“I am appealing for anybody who saw what happened, or anyone with information about the incident, to get in touch. Any information you have, no matter how small it might seem, could be vital to the investigation.

“If you can help, please call the non-emergency number 101 or email PC John Cooper quoting crime reference 41/44419/21.

“We believe that the incident may have been recorded on camera and shared on social media. I would therefore like to remind the public that this may jeopardise legal proceedings and they should refrain from sharing any such video.”

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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