Boy, 12, attacked by youths who jumped out from car before fleeing in Hetton

A 12-year-old boy has been assaulted by two youths believed to have jumped out from a car that pulled up alongside the victim before fleeing the scene.

By Poppy Kennedy
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019, 14:26
The incident happened on Caroline Street, in Hetton

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after the 12-year-old boy was attacked.

Two boys, aged 12 and 15, are believed to have carried out the assault.

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A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: "At 8.26pm on Sunday (June 23) we received a report of common assault in Caroline Street, Hetton le Hole.

"Officers attended the scene and spoke to a 12-year-old male who said two youths, believed to be aged 12 and 15-years-old, had alighted from a passing car and punched him before fleeing the scene.

"If you have any information about this incident, please contact police by calling 101 quoting reference 826 230619."