Police linking two attacks in two towns
POLICE are linking two attacks which happened on the same day in Huntingdon and Godmanchester.
The first happened in Buttsgrove Way, Huntingdon, at about 4pm on Tuesday, May 8 where two boys, who were wheeling their bikes near the road’s junction with Mayfield Road, were punched and pushed over by a gang of six teenagers who had come running towards them from American Lane.
The gang asked what the time was on their mobile phones. They said they did not have phones and they were punched and pushed to the floor.
One of the boys suffered a serious injury to his face and was treated in hospital. The other boy suffered minor injuries.
The attackers made off empty handed. They were described as having Irish accents and wearing suits, although one was also wearing a hooded top. The main offender was described as 13 to 17 years old, 5ft 6ins, with an Irish accent and wearing a white shirt and dark trousers.
The second incident happened between 6.15pm and 6.50pm on the same day outside Costcutters in Godmanchester where a 12-year-old boy was approached by three youths who asked to see his phone. He refused and was punched to the head.
DC Hollie Daines said: “These were cowardly and unprovoked assaults.”
Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.