Masked youths attack teens in Christchurch park

A GROUP of masked youths attacked two teenagers in Christchurch, leaving the victims with head injuries.

Police are appealing for information after the incident, which unfolded at around 4.20pm on Sunday, November 20 in the park off Sopers Lane, opposite the Marks and Spencer car park.

Two boys – aged 15 and 16 – were with some friends when they were approached by a group of young people aged between 12 and 16 years old wearing masks.

The group asked what school the victims were in, before an altercation arose and both boys were assaulted, causing minor head injuries to both victims.

Both boys attended hospital for treatment.

PC Alexandra Donnelly, of Christchurch police, said: “I understand a member of the public witnessed what happened from the car park and spoke to the two boys after the incident in Marks and Spencer.

“I would ask them to please come forward as they may have important information to help my investigation.

“I would also urge anyone with information about who was responsible to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55220188562.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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