An investigation has been launched by the police watchdog into the actions of officers who responded to an incident that has left a 15 year old boy fighting for his life.
The youngster, now in a coma, was hurt during an altercation along the disused Nicky Line at Redbourn on Thursday, July 16.
Police say that at around 2.30pm, there was an incident involving two boys, who were travelling on a moped, and a man.
One of the boys suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
A man, aged in his 60s, sustained minor injuries. He was treated at hospital and later discharged.
A spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission said: “The IPCC are independently investigating the actions of Hertfordshire police officers who responded to an incident in which a 15 year old boy suffered serious injuries after an altercation on a moped.
“Investigators would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the officers’ actions and can be contacted on 0800 096 9070 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Herts Police is appealing for information about what happened before officers arrived on the scene.
Det Insp Pete Frost said: “I would like to reassure residents that we are doing all we can to establish exactly what happened.”
Herts Police can be contact via the non-emergency number 101.
>A 16 year old boy and a 61 year old man have been arrested in connection with the incident. Both have been bailed pending further police enquiries.