Deaf schoolboy, 10, suffers 'hateful' attack at the hands of 6 older boys who ripped up his hearing aids and destroyed them
The rather 'hateful' and unprovocative attack happened around 7 pm back on September 28 on Lister Road in Beechdale, Walsall
In a harrowing incident, a deaf kid - all of 10 - was chased and beaten up by a gang of six boys. What's worse is that the gang of bullies then proceeded to rip out his hearing aids and ruthlessly stamped on them. The rather 'hateful' and unprovocative attack happened around 7 pm back on September 28 on Lister Road in Beechdale, Walsall, reports Daily Mail Online.
As per the West Midlands Police's account of the incident, the 10-year-old was pushed over, kicked and then stamped on. They also reported that he is "very frightened and shaken" by the extremely shocking and uncalled for assault.
As per reports, the gang of boys who assaulted the child were all older boys. They tore the kid's hearing aids from his head before flinging them to the ground and then crushed them under their feet. The police also mentioned that it would cost several thousands of pounds to replace the damaged hearing aids.
Sergeant Adam Hicklin, of the force's CID, said: "We are appealing for help with identifying this group of bullies who launched an unprovoked and hateful attack on a defenseless young boy. In addition to physical injuries, the boy is very frightened and shaken and has suffered damage to his hearing aids that will cost several thousand pounds to replace."
Following the incident, a Just Giving page has also been set up by well-wishers to help the boy's parents afford the required hearing aids to replace the destroyed one. With an aim to raise £2,500, the page has already been able to raise more than £4,600. As for those wishing to share information about the boys involved with the assault, they can contact the police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8 am to midnight. They can also call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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The boy was attacked by a group of six older boys who pushed him over and then kicked him and stamped on him.
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