Police issue response over teenagers who ‘beat up’ elderly man


Police issue response over teenagers who ‘beat up’ elderly man

Humberside Police have now issued a response following an incident in which a group of teenagers beat up an elderly gentleman.

The gang of teenagers caused havoc yesterday evening and night (16 January) before beating up an elderly gentleman in Cleethorpes.

In the incident one of the teenagers hit an elderly gentleman who tried defending himself. The rest of the group then ‘swarmed’ the elderly man before two security guards and witnesses came to the man’s aid.

According to reports, the youths found the same gentleman again later in the evening near Cleethorpes arcades when they once again attacked him.

The group ‘punched and pushed him back to the ground’ before spitting on him.

According to lcoals these are not isolated incidents as the youths have harrassed elderly members of public in the past including spitting, punching and causing genral harm.

They have also reportedly caused damage to vehciles and terroised staff and businesses down St Peter’s Avenue.

A spokesperon for Humberside Police said: “We have received reports of a group of teenagers behaving antisocially in the North Promenade area of Cleethorpes in the last few days.

“These reports have included a third-party report that a man was allegedly assaulted by the group yesterday evening, Sunday 16 January.”

Local Neighbourhood Sergeant Phill Eayres said: “We are aware of the reports and the impact that this behaviour is having on the lives of those that live and work in Cleethorpes.

“I want to offer my reassurance that we are taking all reports seriously and are following up various lines of enquiry in relation to the incidents.

“We are also regularly patrolling the area both to offer reassurance and deter further incidents and I would urge anyone with information or concerns to speak to us.

“Anyone with information that has not already spoken to us is asked to call our non-emergency 101 line quoting log 366 of 16 January or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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