COLNE: Police appeal after gang attack on boy (15) outside school

GOING: A number of Police Community Support Officers are set to go. (S)
GOING: A number of Police Community Support Officers are set to go. (S)

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an assault outside Primet High School in Colne.

Shortly after 3-30 p.m. on Tuesday, a 15-year-old boy was approached by a group of young men as he was about to get a lift home from school.

He was punched and kicked a number of times before the group made off.

The teenager was taken to Airedale Hospital where he was treated for a head injury.

Det. Sgt Cross, of Pendle CID, said: “This was a serious assault and I would appeal to anybody who witnessed it who hasn’t already spoken with the police to contact us.”

Three teenage boys from Nelson, two aged 15 and a 17 year old, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Anybody with any information should contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.