Police seek witnesses of an 'unprovoked, cowardly assault' on a boy in St Johns Park
12th February 2016
Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in a Burgess Hill park in which a young boy was attacked.
Between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 21 January, an 11-year old boy was on his way home in St Johns Park, Burgess Hill, when he was attacked by a group of boys.
He was abused, pushed and shoved to the ground before being put into a shopping trolley which was pushed along for a short distance before he was tipped out.
The boy sustained cuts and bruises and made his way home, very upset.
PC Andrew Mackay said; "This was an unprovoked, cowardly assault on an 11-year old by a group including some older boys. We have interviewed three suspects, aged 15, 15 and 14, under caution on suspicion of assault, and enquiries are continuing to establish the facts surrounding this unpleasant incident".
If you saw what happened or have any other information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting 47160010614.
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