Teenager put into headlock and hit in Gadebridge Park

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A 13-year-old was put into 
a headlock and punched 
repeatedly last Tuesday 
(September 20).

The victim was in 
Gadebridge Park with his girlfriend when an 
altercation occurred 
between him and two other boys and they assaulted him.

They also damaged the victim’s bicycle before 
escaping on a bicycle and scooter.

The attackers are 
described as two boys, aged around 15, both with a pale complexion, freckles and short ginger hair.

Inspector George 
Holland, from the Herts 
Police safer neighbourhood team, said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the park at the time of this incident and saw what happened to get in touch.

“We’d also like to hear from anybody who saw two boys matching the description in the Gadebridge Park area, or believes they know who is responsible for this assault, to contact Herts 
Police via the non-
emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D1/16/6759.”