Schoolboy hit with hammer during park attack

By Andrew Turton | Smethwick | Crime | Published:

A teenage boy was hit in the head with a hammer after a fight broke out in Lightwoods Park.

Lightwoods House near where the attack happened

Police were called after violence flared Lightwoods House, in the park in Bearwood, at around 8.30am today.

Officers believe the 15-year-old was hit with a hammer.

He was taken to hospital with a head injury, which is not life-threatening, say West Midlands Police.

Another boy, also 15, suffered a minor facial injury.

People took to Facebook to condemn the violence in the park grounds, off Hagley Road West.

An investigation has been launched

Anyone with information can call police on quoting log number 539 of 15/4/19.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
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