Appeal for witnesses after 'prolonged' attack on teenager in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Appeal for witnesses after 'prolonged' attack on teenager in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 16th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was attacked in Warwick.

A 16 year-old boy was approached by a group of teenagers outside W H Smiths on Market Street at around 8.30pm on Saturday (October 15).

A verbal altercation took place before the victim was grabbed and punched which caused him to fall and hit his head. He was then kicked as he lay on the floor.

The boy was taken to hospital but suffered no serious injuries.

Det Sgt Lisa Sears said: “This was a prolonged and concerning attack and we would like to speak to individuals who were in the area at the time of the incident.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who might have taken video footage at the time of the incident, you might hold key information which could assist the investigation.

“I would like to reassure the community that a thorough investigation is underway and at this stage there is no evidence to suggest there is any threat to the wider community.  It is believed to be a targeted attack involving individuals who are known to each other.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or ring 0800 555 111 to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.


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