1 July 2015

We're offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on the serious assault of a 16 year-old boy who nearly lost his leg in an attack.

The 16-year-old was walking home, just ahead of his father at around 9.00pm on 13 June 2014, when six to seven males came out of the underpass under Wauluds Bank Drive.

One mixed-race male and a second darker skinned male ran up to the boy and asked him his name. When he answered, the lighter-skinned male then pulled out a black samurai sword or machete and struck his right leg, nearly cutting through the bone.

The offenders ran off and were later seen crossing Wauluds Bank Drive.

Now we are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information received via the 0800 555 111 telephone number or online giving information form which leads to the arrest and conviction of the two males.

Julia Hughes, South East Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “This was a despicable crime that, for no apparent reason, has almost severed a boy’s leg. It is extremely important that the two men responsible for this attack are brought to justice to ensure that they cannot strike again.

“I would urge anyone who believes that they may have information to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. We don’t take personal details and we can’t trace information given online or on the phone. We don’t want to know who you are, just what you know.”

*Note: the full reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or Anonymous Online Form. Information passed directly to police will not qualify for the full amount.