Boy (11) beaten up at lo­cal park

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LYN­CON Owen (11) was taken to hospi­tal by am­bu­lance af­ter he was beaten up by older kids at a Bal­divis park, ac­cord­ing to his fa­ther Gavin.

Mr Owen said Lyn­con was at a BMX bike park near Still­wa­ter Drive at 4.30pm on Mon­day, when some big­ger kids tried to take a scooter from Lyn­con’s friend.

Mr Owen said when Lyn­con asked them to give the scooter back, he was set upon by about 10 kids.

The po­lice re­port said Lyn­con was hit in the nose and mouth and punched a few times in the head. Mr Owen said Lyn­con passed out. He said Lyn­con’s friend called them and when he and wife Julie got there, there was blood ev­ery­where. “It was hor­rific,” Mr Owen said. Lyn­con needed stitches to his lip and gum. They will not know if his nose was bro­ken un­til the swelling goes down.

Mr Owen said their once ac­tive son was now sub­dued.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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