South Woodham Ferrers: Teenager hit over head with object in sock (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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South Woodham Ferrers: Teenager hit over head with object in sock
A teenager was hit over the head with an object put in a sock in a train station attack.
The 16-year-old boy was waiting at South Woodham Ferrers train station for a train home to Dagenham with a friend on Wednesday at 4.20pm when he was approached by another teenager.
After words were exchanged the 17 or 18-year-old is then believed to have placed something into a sock before striking the boy over the head.
He then ran away from the scene with a woman.
The 16-year-old made his way back to his parents home and was later taken to Queen's Hospital in Romford where he needed his head glued.
He has since been discharged from hospital.
Officers are in the early stages of the investigation and will be carrying out a number of enquiries and looking at CCTV.
Detective constable David Bishop, the investigating officer, said: “We believe the incident took place when many passengers may have been at the station or on trains passing through.
“If you saw the incident, or a man and woman running from the scene, I’d urge you to come forward and help piece together the incident.”
The man is described as white, aged between 17 to 18 years-old, around 6ft tall and of thin build.
He had a dark, tidy cut hair and had a diamond-stood earring in one ear.
He was wearing a black polo-type top, with dark blue denim jeans and trainers.
Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B18/LNA of 26/09/2013.
Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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