Thugs attack teenage boy on way to school

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was attacked by a group of thugs as he made his way to school.

The boy was walking along Filsham Road at 8.30am last Tuesday (Nov 13) when he was approached by a group of boys who asked him for cigarettes.

He said he didn’t have any and walked across the road at the pedestrian crossing near to St Vincents Road.

He was then hit in the side causing his mobile phone to fall from a pocket to the ground, where it was stamped on by one of the thugs.

Two boys, aged 14 and 13, both from St Leonards-on-Sea, were arrested.

The 14-year-old was arrested on suspicion of common assault and criminal damage and the 13-year-old on suspicion of criminal damage. Both were bailed until January 16.

PC Andrew Lancaster said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a lad on his way to school, but luckily he wasn’t seriously hurt. If you were on your way to work or taking your own children to school and saw this happen, please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 244 of 13/11. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”