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Teenage boys attacked by 20-strong gang of youths

PUBLISHED: 15:11 30 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:45 30 January 2019

Police in Great Yarmouth said the individual had made comments to officers as they purchased food at 4am on Friday - their first meal since starting their shift at 10pm.  Picture: Archant

Police in Great Yarmouth said the individual had made comments to officers as they purchased food at 4am on Friday - their first meal since starting their shift at 10pm. Picture: Archant

Two teenage boys were assaulted by a 20-strong gang of youths in a coastal village.

Police are appealing for information about the attacks, which are being treated as affray.

They say there were two separate incidents in Station Road, Heacham on Saturday, January 26. They happened between 6.20pm and 6.40pm.

Norfolk police said: “It’s believed a group of up to 20 youths were involved in the incidents which are being linked.”

The attacks are believed to have happened near the Heacham Club. A woman who answered the phone declined to comment.

Councillor Colin Manning said: “I am saddened to hear of these things, it’s alarming and completely wrong. The people involved need catching and the appropriate action taken.

“Heacham is certainly not a dangerous place to be, and there is no reason for people to be worried to go down Station Road but I think perception changes when people hear of these incidents, because of social media people become quickly aware.”

Anyone who saw the incidents or has any information should contact PC Nick Brennock at Hunstanton police station on 101 or email SNTHunstanton@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

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