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Teenager stamped on by rock-throwing gang

PUBLISHED: 16:38 02 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:38 02 February 2015

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They attacked him twice in the same afternoon

Police are hunting a gang who subjected a teenage boy to two vicious beatings in the space of an afternoon.

The attackers threw rocks at the 17-year-old and beat him with sticks outside Ash House, in Ash Road, New Ash Green, between 4.30pm and 5pm on Friday, January 23.

They ran off when a man came out from the house to help the boy, but then set upon him again in Centre Road, stamping on him and beating him.

Several drivers saw the attack and sounded their horns, and two women came to the boy’s aid after the assault, one of whom drove him home.

A police spokesman said: “We are keen to hear from the motorists who witnessed the incident as well as the two women who came to the aid of the victim. They showed great bravery by intervening and helping the teenager home.

“One of the women told the victim she was 26. I’d like to appeal directly to these ladies to come forward. They may have information crucial to the investigation.”

A 15-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and two 16-year-old boys have all been arrested and released on police bail.

Witnesses are asked to contact police on 01732 379057, quoting reference YY/001680/15, or Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555111.

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