Detectives investigating reports of a serious assault near School Lane in Higham between 8.30pm and 9pm on Saturday 20 April 2024 say the victim, a teenage boy, was punched and stamped upon. He suffered facial injuries and remains in hospital.

On the following day, a 15-year-old boy was arrested and taken into custody. He was later bailed pending further investigation.

Detective Sergeant Terry Hanlon, of North Division CID, said:

‘The assault happened near School Lane after the victim had left a party at a nearby address. It is thought this incident may have been witnessed by a number of people. It is also understood some of those present may have footage on their phone that could assist our investigation.

‘We are urging witnesses who have not yet spoken to the police and anyone with phone footage to contact our appeal line.’

Anyone with information should call 01634 792209, quoting reference 46/64172/24.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website. 

By Ed

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