Teenage boy left with serious head injury after attack in Old Harlow

Crime / Sun 7th Jul 2024 at 11:40am

DETECTIVES investigating a serious assault in Harlow have made an arrest and are continuing their enquiries.

They were called to reports of an assault in the area of Gilden Way playing fields, shortly after 10pm on Saturday 6 July

It was found that a teenage boy had suffered a serious wound to his head which is not believed to be life-threatening.

He is receiving hospital treatment.

Officers attended and, following enquiries at the scene and searches of the nearby area, detained a suspect by 10.15pm.

A 15-year-old boy, from Harlow, remains in custody for questioning on suspicion of assault.

Temporary Detective Inspector Christopher Morgan said: “This was a serious assault and the victim will continue to receive hospital treatment.

“His family are being supported while our investigation continues today.

“It is thanks to the quick work of responding officers, taking in witness statements and enquiries near to the scene, that we were able to swiftly make a significant arrest.

“Our enquiries will continue into this incident and I would reassure the public at this stage we believe this to be an isolated matter with no wider or continuing threat to the community.”

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6 Comments for Teenage boy left with serious head injury after attack in Old Harlow:

2024-07-07 14:24:51

Something about blaming new builds goes here

2024-07-07 18:00:30

What is wrong with idiotic thugs feeling they need to act hard and assault someone.

2024-07-08 07:42:39

Public flogging bring it back, cheap and very much a deterrent. We would have less attacks

2024-07-08 09:27:14

It would seem these people are not living on Gilden Park. The residents there have been suffering with low life coming onto the development from elsewhere and committing various crimes and anti-social behaviour.

2024-07-08 09:31:56

Apples never fall far from the tree

2024-07-08 11:30:54

It certainly appears that violence in whatever form in Harlow is increasing perhaps national service would help, the kids are bored and can't envision a future so tempers are lost plus a lot of rap and computer games install a type of sect to fall in with.