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Boy suffers fractured eye socket in Crawley assault

News   •   Jul 26, 2019 15:36 BST

A boy has suffered facial injuries after an assault in Crawley.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was walking with another teenager on playing fields off Gainsborough Road, Tilgate around 4.15pm on Thursday (July 25).

The pair were approached by a group of around 11 teenagers before one of them punched the victim in the face. The victim suffered a fractured eye socket and was taken to hospital.

The suspect is described as a white boy, in his late teens, 6’, of medium build, with brown hair and facial stubble.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or saw a group of teenagers acting suspiciously in this area at this time is asked to report information online or by calling 101.

Author: Hannah Butt
REF: SXP55115/2019