Police appeal after two schoolboys assaulted in Ely

Cambridgeshire Police

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two boys were assaulted as they walked to the train station in Ely from school.

The 14-year-old boys finished school at 4.30pm on Monday (January 14), met friends and walked to the train station.

At Barton Square they were approached by a group of youths who started shouting at the victim and his friends.

They then followed the boys before punching victims in the head and running off.

Another assault happened just before, on a 17-year-old boy in the King’s School grounds. He was not seriously injured and it is being linked to the later incident.

The two main offenders were white and between 16 and 20. One had a local accent and wore a black coat and the other had blond hair and wore a dark blue coat.

Detective Constable Dan Bramley, investigating, said: “These incidents may be linked to a snowball fight which happened earlier during school time.

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“I would like to hear from anyone who has any information about this incident or who may have seen the group before or after.

“We are working with the boys’ parents and the school to try and find those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Bramley on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.