Man arrested after teen is hit in face with wood in Haverhill


A man has been arrested after a teenage boy was attacked by a group in Haverhill at the weekend.

The victim, a male in his teens was assaulted in the town between 2.15am and 3.10am on Saturday (March 1) whilst walking in the Burton End area.

Police have today (Monday, March 3) arrested a 23 year old man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and is currently being held in custody at the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

The teenage victim was was walking along Burton End with two other men and a woman when he was attacked.

At the junction of Greenfields Way, the group were approached by around three to five men.

One of the men used a piece of wood to hit the victim in the face.

The victim and his friends then began to leave along Burton End in the direction of School Lane, and he was then attacked for a second time.

He was knocked to the ground and hit and kicked in the head and face.

The victim received hospital treatment for his injuries and was later discharged.

For the full story and all the latest news see Thursday’s (March 6) Echo.