Gang attack on boy (10) in Spalding after he refused to hand over scooter
A ten-year-old boy was left with injuries to his lip and fingers after he was attacked in Spalding at the weekend.
The boy was in the grounds of Ayscoughfee Gardens, off Churchgate, Spalding, when he was set upon by one or more attackers at about 11.30am on Saturday.
According to a message on social media from a relative of the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, he was "kicked and beaten up" by three youths after refusing to give up his scooter.
The relative added that the injured boy was left needing "five stitches in his lip and broken fingers, although there is no indication that the scooter was taken.
Coun Harry Drury, South Holland District Council member for St Mary's ward where the attack took place, said: "I was saddened to learn of the incident which took place in Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding, on Saturday, March 2.
"No matter how rare these incidents are, this incident came as a complete shock to myself, the residents of St Mary’s Ward and the district of South Holland, especially given the age of those involved.
"I have spoken to Inspector Gareth Boxall, of Lincolnshire Police, and I wish to appeal to anybody within the vicinity of Ayscoughfee Gardens between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday and who may have seen the incident, or anyone who has any information which could assist in the investigation, to contact Lincolnshire Police.
"This is now a police matter and we will be supporting them in their enquiries moving forward."
Inspector Boxall said: "We are progressing a number of lines of enquiry and officers from our Criminal Investigation Department continue to investigate this crime.
"Crimes of this nature are fortunately very rare but we want the public to help us find those responsible and prevent similar crimes in the future."
Anyone with information should could Spalding Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 261 of March 2.
You can also call Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.