A second 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a Wolverhampton student with learning difficulties was brutally attacked and a bag containing all his coursework was set on fire.
Police are now appealing for two girls to come forward who they believe may have witnesses the Northwood Park assault, which left the vulnerable 20-year-old victim with a broken jaw and a fractured eye socket.
The attack took place at around 5.15pm on Thursday, June 5.
Detective Constable Lisa Ray said: “Our inquiries into this matter are very much ongoing and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice.
“We now believe that two girls from a local school may have seen what happened and we will be liaising with the school to see if we can establish their identities.”
A second boy, aged 16, was arrested on Thursday, August 28, on suspicion of wounding with intent and later released on police bail. Another 16-year-old boy, arrested at the end of July in connection with the assault, also remains on police bail.
Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.