Boy assaulted while playing near leisure centre

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was assaulted as he played on the sports pitches close to the Valley Leisure Centre on Sunday afternoon (March 18).

Police are investigating the incident in the Church Road area, which happened at around 4pm.

The boy was playing on the sports pitches when he was assaulted by a gang of unknown males.

He was not seriously injured in the attack.

Anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious or who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Police on 0845 600 8000.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them on 0800 555 111.