Boy, 11, in park at­tack

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

AN 11-year-old boy was at­tacked in South Park.

Po­lice were called to re­ports of a dis­tur­bance in the park at around 8.30pm on Fri­day, May 6.

The in­ci­dent in­volved a man and group of young peo­ple aged be­tween 11 and 14.

An 11-year-old boy was al­legedly as­saulted dur­ing the in­ci­dent and suf­fered bruis­ing to his shin.

A 41-year-old man has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of af­fray af­ter the in­ci­dent

Of­fi­cers are work­ing with the boy and oth­ers in the park at the time as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A spokesman said: “Po­lice are speak­ing with wit­nesses to es­tab­lish the full cir­cum­stances of the in­ci­dent which oc­curred in the park. The vic­tim ap­pears to have re­ceived a mi­nor in­jury.

“We’re speak­ing with ev­ery­body who was there in­clud­ing the vic­tim to try and de­ter­mine what hap­pened.

“A man has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of af­fray and has since been bailed.

“We would ap­peal to any­one who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent to con­tact po­lice.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 281 of May 6.

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