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Teens seriously injured in Darwen skate park assault

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9:46am 10th January 2017

Two young teenagers have been seriosuly injured after an assault in a Darwen skate park.

A 14-year-old was seriously injured with a fractured skull, head wound and broken arm whilst a 15-year-old was treated for injuries to his mouth and teeth.

Police believe they were attacked with a hockey stick.

It happened on Sunday (8/1/17) at around 4.45pm at the skate park off Olive Lane.

Police officers arrested two males aged 17 and 19 after enquiries. They've since been bailed until March.

Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the assault and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Temp Det Sgt Mark Hutchingson, of Blackburn CID, said:

“This was a particularly vicious attack which left two teenagers injured, one seriously.

“While we have made two arrests as part of our enquiries, we are continuing to appeal to witnesses to come forward and assist with our investigation.

“The attack took place at a busy skate park and we believe several people will have seen what happened.

“Anyone with information is urged to call police immediately.”

If you can help, call officers on 101 quoting log reference 0912 of January 8.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Two males aged 17 and 19, both from Darwen, were arrested on suspicion of assault and bailed to March 10.

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