Schoolboy, 12, hit in face with ‘knuckle-duster’ outside school

Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolboy was hit repeatedly in the face with what officers believe is a knuckle-duster outside of school.

The attacker who struck outside Churchill Community College, on Churchill Street in Wallsend, on the day before students broke-up for their Easter holidays, is today still being hunted. Officers say the 12-year-old victim was approached from behind and hit “multiple times” in the face.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At around 12.50pm on Thursday, March 28, we received a report of assault outside Churchill Community College on Churchill Street in Wallsend. It was reported that an offender approached a student from behind and struck him multiple times in the face before fleeing the scene.

“The victim, a 12-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries to his head, right hand and left leg. Enquiries remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police.”

Call Northumbria Police on 101 quoting NP-20240328-0443.