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Mother of boy injured in George Eliot Memorial Park assault thanks people for their support

The mother of a 13-year-old boy injured in an incident in George Eliot Memorial Park, Nuneaton earlier this month has thanked people for their kindness and support since the incident.

The incident occurred at 7.19pm on Thursday 3 August in the park which is on Raveloe Drive.

Following the incident, the boy, who is from Nuneaton, was taken to hospital with serious facial injuries. A phone, watch, wallet and book were all stolen from the boy during the incident.

Two 13-year-old boys from Nuneaton previously arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and theft and a 14-year-old boy from Nuneaton previously arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm have all been released under investigation.

Another 13-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and theft has been released with no further action to be taken.

The mother of the victim said: "We'd like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity following the incident. We've been overwhelmed by the support shown and there are too many people to thank personally."

Officers are continuing to investigate and appeal for information. Police Staff Investigator Neil Chorley said: "We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the victim following the event.

"Following the incident, the victim made his way from the park to the canal bridge on Donnithorne Avenue to seek help. There are a lot of houses in this area and given the time of day I'm sure more people will have seen the victim and may have information that could help us with our investigation. If you saw the victim or anyone acting suspiciously in the area then please contact us."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that could help police with their investigation should call 101 and quote incident 351 of 3 August 2017. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via


Posted by Sam Cook, Operational Communications Officer

Published 15/08/17