Essex Police search for gang who assaulted Harwich teenager

Police are investigating. Picture: ARCHANT

Police are investigating. Picture: ARCHANT

Police in Essex are investigating an assault on a teenage boy in Harwich.

On Wednesday, November 15, a 16-year-old boy was approached by a group of five boys and girls at around 5.40pm at the level crossing of Ferndale Road, near the junction of Maria Street.

One of the group punched the teenager in the face, causing reddening of the skin, before another was then reported to have hit him on the back of the head with a plastic bottle.

The group then ran off in the direction of Bathside, Harwich.

The 16-year-old has received medical treatment, and suffered from dizziness and headaches.

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The group members are described as white, aged around 14-16 years old.

One boy wore a grey and black tracksuit, Nike trainers, baseball cap and hood.

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Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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