Police launch fresh appeal after teenage boy was attacked by a gang armed with knives and baseball bats in Desborough

Officers are asking people to check their dash cams to see if they caught any footage of the offenders

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 5:08 pm

Police are urging eye-witnesses to come forward to help them after a teenage boy was attacked by a gang armed with knives and baseball bats in Desborough.

The new appeal is being launched as police hunt the offenders after the 17-year-old was targeted in High Street, Desborough, on Sunday, April 11.

As we reported at the time of the attack, the victim was treated at the scene by paramedics for ‘defence wounds’ caused by a knife before he was taken to hospital.

Police are urging eye-witnesses to come forward to help them after a teenage boy was attacked by a gang armed with knives and baseball bats in Desborough.

The teenager was assaulted between 8.45pm and 9.30pm.

He was walking with his two friends and girlfriends on the High Street when a “group of males pulled up in a car and attacked him with weapons”, said Northamptonshire Police.

“The three males got back in the car and drove off.

“We do not have a description of the offenders.

“However, they are believed to have worn dark clothing and face masks.”

The attack happened on the High Street near to the junction with Dunkirk Avenue.

“Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have caught the assault on their dashcam footage,” said police.

Witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident are being asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 21000198632.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.