Appeal after Darlington assault leaves teenager with fractured shoulder

The Advertiser Series: ASSAULT APPEAL: Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault left a 17-year-old boy with a fractured shoulder ASSAULT APPEAL: Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault left a 17-year-old boy with a fractured shoulder

A GROUP of youths punched and kicked a 17-year-old boy leaving him with a fractured shoulder before stealing his bike.

The teenager was with his friend in Darlington’s South Park on the evening of Tuesday, May 27 when he was approached by a group of around 25 youths.

Police said they verbally abused the pair and chased them as they tried to cycle away before dragging the victim off his bike and assaulting him.

He was kicked and punched on his face and body, leaving him with a fractured shoulder and a number of other injuries.

The group, which included boys and girls, also stole a pearl white Nukeproof Snap frame bike belonging to the victim.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which happened between 7.30pm to 8pm near the park’s tennis courts.

One of the youths is about 17, of slim build, and was wearing blue tracksuit bottoms and a grey jacket.

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 and ask for Detective Constable Vikki Cooper, of Darlington CID.

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11:50am Thu 5 Jun 14

D. Hop says...

A group of 25 youths? Scum. If they catch them it'll be a slap on the wrist.
A group of 25 youths? Scum. If they catch them it'll be a slap on the wrist. D. Hop
  • Score: 35

2:02pm Thu 5 Jun 14

laboursfoe says...

They won't have had far to travel to that park, straight over the road.
Little ferrel t**ds.
They won't have had far to travel to that park, straight over the road. Little ferrel t**ds. laboursfoe
  • Score: 23

7:21pm Thu 5 Jun 14

behonest says...

Any thoughts, Ron Hogg? Or are you too busy organising leftie, 'hate crime' seminars for those that were called names in the 1970s?
Any thoughts, Ron Hogg? Or are you too busy organising leftie, 'hate crime' seminars for those that were called names in the 1970s? behonest
  • Score: 14

8:37pm Thu 5 Jun 14

greenfinger says...

Well i'm fairly sure they shouldn't take no tracking down if the police are committed to doing so.
Well i'm fairly sure they shouldn't take no tracking down if the police are committed to doing so. greenfinger
  • Score: 7

10:42pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Just Sayin says...

There are CCTV cameras in the park and a camera covering the exact area where the alleged assault took place, surely images will be released for identification purposes!
There are CCTV cameras in the park and a camera covering the exact area where the alleged assault took place, surely images will be released for identification purposes! Just Sayin
  • Score: 22

1:03am Fri 6 Jun 14

pandorica says...

I can guarantee if you check CCTV from Skerne Park you will see the little bas&ards who did this riding round on the bike, or perhaps check FB Darlington Buy and sell Page as there is plenty of bikes for sale on there as well as Cigarettes!. Poor bairn, hope he is feeling better.
I can guarantee if you check CCTV from Skerne Park you will see the little bas&ards who did this riding round on the bike, or perhaps check FB Darlington Buy and sell Page as there is plenty of bikes for sale on there as well as Cigarettes!. Poor bairn, hope he is feeling better. pandorica
  • Score: 21

3:03am Fri 6 Jun 14

SirLance says...

70 years ago young men were heading into D Day most knowing they had no chance of surviving! I'm sickened that the modern day youth just don't appreciate the fight for freedom that was undertaken on 6th June 1944. I wouldn't think those kids in the park would have the guts to fight one on one! 25 or so picking on 2 lads! Cowardly scum!
70 years ago young men were heading into D Day most knowing they had no chance of surviving! I'm sickened that the modern day youth just don't appreciate the fight for freedom that was undertaken on 6th June 1944. I wouldn't think those kids in the park would have the guts to fight one on one! 25 or so picking on 2 lads! Cowardly scum! SirLance
  • Score: 40

9:42am Sun 8 Jun 14

oliviaden6 says...

As a WHOLE they are the big cheeses but on the OWN they would not say BOO to a Goose. Once again the courts need to give sentences to fit the crime not slaps on the wrist as they go out and do it again and again. Mind you we do need Policemen to go and catch them though, are there any in Darlington these days. Over to you mister PCC or is that beyond your remit.
As a WHOLE they are the big cheeses but on the OWN they would not say BOO to a Goose. Once again the courts need to give sentences to fit the crime not slaps on the wrist as they go out and do it again and again. Mind you we do need Policemen to go and catch them though, are there any in Darlington these days. Over to you mister PCC or is that beyond your remit. oliviaden6
  • Score: 6

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