13-year-old boy beaten up and has mobile phone stolen in Southport Town Centre


Photo: Bandstand, Lord Street

Local business owner Tina Bulmer witnessed the attack and has given OTS the story of events.

“Whilst having dinner in the Vincent tonight Wednesday 17th June 6.30pm my husband and I witnessed a 13 year-old boy being beaten up in the gardens outside.

As soon as my husband said he thought they weren’t having a lark around I flew out. To be greeted by around 6 or 8 youths aged about 12 to 16 years they had beaten up a 13-year old boy who had been skateboarding on his own, as he took out his mobile phone to check the time.

I spoke to the 13-year-old who had been beaten up and had his phone stolen. His mouth was bleeding and he was very shaken up.

I confronted the gang who had beaten him up and was showered with a load of abuse, but I was able to frighten them off. We saw the 13-year-old home and returned to the Vincent.

It was day light and with people watching on, yet these yobs weren’t bothered all. My heart went out to the 13-year-old, doing no harm just skating.

Southport needs to get these gangs of kids/teenagers off the street, before someone gets seriously injured or worst.

This is not being melodramatic it was witnessed first hand”


Did you witness the assault, Can you help bring the attackers to justice? Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


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