Two teenagers arrested after 16-year-old boy left with head injuries in attack outside supermarket

A teenage boy is in hospital after he was left with head injuries in an alledged assault outside a busy village supermarket.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 4:20 pm
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 5:47 pm

The 16-year-old is continuing to receive treatment following the incident outside the Co-Op in Grangewood Court, Shiney Row.

Two other boys have been arrested, with any witnesses urged to make contact with police.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Officers attended and found a 16-year-old male with head injuries.

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Police were called to an area outside the shop to reports of an assault.

“He was taken to hospital where he remains with non-life threatening injuries.

“An investigation was launched into the incident and we arrested two males – aged 15 and 16 – on suspicion of assault.

“They have both been released under investigation and inquiries are ongoing.

“Any witnesses who are yet to come forward are asked to contact police.”

The emergency services were called to the Co-Op in Shiney Row after reports of an attack. Photo by Frank Reid.

The incident happened just before 9pm on Friday, February 21.

The North East Ambulance Service has confirmed it was called to the scene following a report of an assault.

It sent a double-crewed ambulance to the call-out and also asked for the support of a doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance.

Following treatment at the scene, they took one patient to hospital.

Northumbria Police has urged anyone with information to get in touch with officers as investigations continue.

Details can be passed on by calling its non-emergency number on 101 quoting reference 1193 210220 or through its website https://beta.northumbria.police.uk/.

Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and via its website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.