Old Harlow: Person attacked by group of teenagers outside shops

Crime / Thu 18th May 2023 at 05:46am

ESSEX Police are appealing for the public’s help following an assault in Harlow earlier this month.

Officers were called to Old Harlow High Street, outside the Co-op store at around 8pm on 5 May following reports of an assault.

The victim was approached by a group of people, who threw a brick at him and verbally assaulted him.

The victim sustained a broken tooth and injuries to his lip.

The group of suspects are described as a mix of boys and girls, all around 15/16 years old.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or have any further information to contact them.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact.

You can let them know by submitting a report on the website or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 1340 of 5 May when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible. 

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17 Comments for Old Harlow: Person attacked by group of teenagers outside shops:

2023-05-18 08:39:39

Something has changed in society, God knows what.

Alan Dougles
2023-05-18 09:46:23

Pathetic children why don't you pathetic like kids get back to school and do your homework. And while your at it make sure you don't be cowards and fight 1 on 1 you pathetic wastes off space!

Gillian Stevens
2023-05-18 10:03:44

There is supposed to be CCTV in the high street , WHY IS IT NOT WORKING ?

eva smith
2023-05-18 10:53:02

it was a 1 on 1 fight the full grown man started it

Drew Hacker
2023-05-18 11:26:35

I was there and saw those stupid little brats start on the poor guy.. I Don't no where you've got your information from Eva but he DID NOT start it. Those silly little kids wanted to fight with anyone. They started on him first. So i suggest you research your information Eva.. I have them names of those kids and will be sending them to the police so these idiots can get arrested for this assault.

Sally Evans
2023-05-18 11:28:50

I too know these kids as they where friends off my son until i heard what they did.. I have there home locations and names so will also be forwarding to police.

Darren Franklin
2023-05-18 12:30:13

Asking for help 2 weeks after the event? Memories start to fade so why not make the appeal straight away?

eva smith
2023-05-18 14:17:12

for your information DREW i watched the whole thing from my car and asked the kids what had happened and they had told me that the man had said something very offensive towards then about the mother also was asking them if they would like to buy crack and heroine off him so for your INFORMATION the man started the whole thing pushing and shoving the children!!!!!!

Ian G
2023-05-18 14:17:40

Harlow has become a hive of petty crime and illegal cigarettes.

2023-05-18 14:55:24

John reason Whatnon earth does anything have to do with religion and the church? If someone is going to do this will regardless of them going to church. Have you not seen the crimes that have happened WITHIN the church??

Lucy Penny
2023-05-18 17:11:53

I agree with drew where are you getting this information from eva haha! I too was there and stopped the kids attacking him so i suggest you get off these comments if your just going to spread fake news.

Harlow Gooner
2023-05-18 18:05:05

Old Harlow again eh? Good luck.

eva smith
2023-05-18 18:25:06

You stopped the kids from attacking them Lucy? Yet he still got attacked. I watched the whole thing. At first the kids removed themselves from the situation and the victim repeatedly followed them. The victim provoked one of children and grabbed him by his T shirt. The child did not physically attack him first. I was told that he was offering the children drugs and he asked if they wanted to work for him by selling drugs which is illegal and the children told me they declined the offer. The victim is known to be addicted to drugs. I know what the children did was unacceptable and disgusting yet it was not a random attack it was provoked. So i suggest you get off the comments if you’re going to spread false information and not the full truth.

Karl Jones
2023-05-18 20:46:07

Eva, there is no way you could have seen it all from your car. Why you making things up?

Theresa Merry
2023-05-18 22:04:13

They probably go to mark hall school if there in the old Harlow area the police should go to the school investigate

Dan Wilson
2023-05-21 18:14:46

Eva was probably one of the kids. So, I wouldn't be surprised that they're trying to spread misinformation. Seldom do fully grown adults go out to buy a paper, only to come out of the off license and start on a bunch of kids.

Tracy George
2023-05-30 22:18:42

Eva said she watched it all from her car. The thing about making stuff up is have to be believable - there is no parking outside the coop in the old town.

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