Teenager needs surgery after Torrington assault
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16-year-old boy left with broken wrist after Saturday evening incident near the chip shop.
WITNESSES are being sought after an apparently unprovoked Torrington assault left a local teenager requiring surgery on a broken wrist.
It happened outside the Town Hall buildings on Saturday, June 1 at about 6.30pm, when a 16-year-old boy and his girlfriend were walking towards the chip shop.
It is alleged another man, aged around 18 to 21 and with a Liverpudlian accent, became offensive and abusive towards the victim. The suspect was also accompanied by a girl.
It is alleged he chased the 16-year-old, before tripping him up, causing him to fall and break his wrist.
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Police said there were other people around and some went to the aid of the victim afterwards.
Officers have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to come forward. If you can help, call police on 101, quoting reference CT/13/316 or in confidence via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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