Police are looking for a gang of 30 thugs who attacked a 17-year-old teenager and left him with “severe head injuries.”
After a band of 30 thugs attacked a 17-year-old teenager in Lancashire, police are seeking for witnesses and video footage.
The juvenile kid was attacked with weapons by a group of males in Rishton, Lancashire, and sustained major head injuries as a result of the attack.
Last Friday night, just before 9 p.m., a band of up to 30 youngsters attacked the victim outside an old paper mill on Hermitage Street.
Detectives are now urging anyone with information or video that could aid the investigation to contact them.
The 17-year-old victim received major head injuries as a result of the horrifying incident and was brought to the hospital for treatment. His injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.
Officers and a police dog seized weapons at the scene of the crime, which local police have described as “shocking and cowardly.”
Police are still looking for all of the people who were part in the assault.
Two 16- and 17-year-old boys, as well as an 18-year-old male, were arrested on suspicion of causing serious bodily harm, but they were later freed on bond.
DC “This was a horrific and brutal attack that has left the teenage victim with some very nasty injuries,” said Alyson Richards of East CID. They may have easily turned lethal, despite the fact that they were already serious.
“Our investigations are still ongoing, and reassurance patrols in the area have been increased.”
“We hear that footage of the attack is being disseminated locally,” she continued. We urge members of the public not to spread the footage, but rather to forward it to Lancashire Police.”
The information request has gone viral on social media and in the local press.
Anyone with information, a cellphone, CCTV, or dashcam footage should call 101 and reference log 1488 from August 6, 2021. Alternatively, go to https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/ and report it online.