A baffling assault

The children’s play park in the quiet village of Landkey is a wonderful facility designed for the under-12s.

It is a place where children could safely play, but all that changed recently when J, a quiet, serious-minded 11-year-old boy, went there with his football intending to have a kickabout.

Sadly, that didn’t happen for he was approached by two or possibly three late teenagers who took his ball and proceeded to hit and kick him.

This ended when these cowards took off with the football.

That an episode like this could take place and one wonders what prompts mindless idiots to attack someone half their size.

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The police have been informed and, when caught, the offenders will be dealt with in the appropriate manner. This, in my opinion, is as it should be for the assault of a minor I believe to be a criminal offence.

Helen Macintosh

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