Witness appeal following assault of Rotherham teenager

Date published: 10 July 2019 11:43
Dated: 10 July 2019 12:38:40
Officers from South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a teenage boy.

At around midnight on Saturday 29 June, a 17-year-old boy is believed to have been assaulted by a group of people near High Street in the Kimberworth area of Rotherham. 

The victim is believed to have been struck from behind and badly beaten, leaving him with serious cuts and grazes that required hospital treatment. Police are treating the incident as an alleged hate crime. 

We have heard that the attack may have been filmed on a smart phone. 

Police are now appealing for any information which may help identify those responsible. 

Did you witness the attack? Have you seen footage of the incident circulating on social media? 

If you have any information which may help our officers conduct their investigation, please call 101 quoting incident number 1231 of 29 June 2019, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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