“Nasty” attack on teen with barbed wire and plank of wood

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A teenager was hit on the head with a plank of wood covered in barbed wire in a “nasty and unprovoked attack” on Friday (June 14).

The 15-year-old suffered a serious head injury as a result of the incident which happened in a wooded area in Henge Way at about 3.45pm.

The victim was walking home from school when he saw two people ahead of him and noticed one of them was carrying what appeared to be a plank of wood with barbed wire wrapped around the end of it.

As he walked by the two men, he was struck around the back of the head by one of the offenders and both then fled towards Sundon Park.

The victim was taken to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital for treatment where he needed seven stitches to the back of his head.

PC Lee-anne Pogson said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack which has left a young man with some very nasty injuries. There was no interaction between the victim and his attackers before the incident and it is important that we find these offenders as quickly as possible to stop them from carrying out any further attacks.”

One of the offenders is described a black male, around 15 years old and 5ft 7. The second was a light-skinned Asian male, also around 15 years old, 5ft9 and riding a red BMX bike.

The plank of wood was around 50cm long with barbed wire wrapped around the end.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact PC Pogson, in confidence, on the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.