Boy, 15, taken to hospital after being attacked in Gosport park by group of children

A TEENAGE boy was taken to hospital after being beaten up during an ‘altercation’ between a group of youths.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 3:44 pm

The attack on the 15-year-old lad took place at Leesland Park, behind Whitworth Close in Gosport, between 2.30pm and 3pm on Wednesday, April 7.

Police are now investigating the assault and have already arrested a 14-year-old child in connection with it.

However, officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have recorded the fight – or witnessed it.

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Police are appealing for information. Photo: Mike Baker

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘During this incident, a 15-year-old boy was assaulted and was taken to hospital. His injuries are not deemed serious.

‘We believe all those involved in this incident were known to each other.

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‘We know that other members of the public were in the park at this time, and could have witnessed the incident.

‘Were you in the park, and did you see what happened? Perhaps you captured some footage of the incident?

‘If you have any information, we’d like to hear from you.’

A 14-year-old boy from Gosport was arrested in connection with this incident, and has been bailed until May 5 while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44210130657.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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