Police hope to trace young victim of street attack in Buxton
Police hope to trace the victim of an assault on Buxton’s Bath Road during which a young boy was said to have been attacked by a group “brandishing sticks”.
Officers are appealing for the young boy to come forward after the attack - said to have happened on Friday afternoon - was reported by “a concerned member of the public”.
On Friday a witness to an attack on Bath Road posted about it on Facebook, describing it as “a really violent assault on a lad of about 13 by another lad but within a group of several more”.
He wrote: “This wasn't youthful high spirits: it was nasty. Fortunately the poor lad escaped, but not without getting some heavy blows to the head.
“Overhearing the dialogue, I got the impression the victim would be too terrified to report this to anyone, including perhaps his own parents.
“If this could be your - 12/13 year old, dark-haired boy - please check he's ok.
“There'll be bruising, there may even be concussion.
“And if you find it is, please give him lots of love and reassurance, and if you decide to report it, you can do so in the knowledge that there's already a detailed witness statement.”
A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said: “A concerned member of the public contacted us on Friday afternoon, having witnessed an assault on Bath Road, Buxton.
“Officers are investigating in a bid to trace the victim, who has not yet come forward to report a crime.
“Anyone with information should contact us quoting reference 21*113720.”