UPDATED: Teenage gang beat up Grange pupils in savage street assault

View - Elmhurst Road, Aylesbury
View - Elmhurst Road, Aylesbury

A teenage gang numbering up to ten boys attacked two Grange School students as they walked down a street in broad daylight.

Police originally stated that the victims were ‘young men’ but they are in fact two pupils aged 14 and 15 from the school in Wendover Way, Aylesbury.

The two victims were walking along Elmhurst Road, Aylesbury, on Saturday June 21 when they were approached by a group of between seven to 10 teenagers.

The group is described as Asian, aged between 13 and 15 and all wearing tracksuits – one of which was purple.

The gang punched the Year 10 pupils in the face, and the 14-year-old suffered a badly cut lip which required hospital treatment after the incident at around 4.10pm.

The 15-year-old also suffered cuts and bruises to his face, and both boys are now back in school.

Grange head teacher Vince Murray said: “I can confirm that the two boys who were attacked were students from the Grange. That is all I can say as I do not want to undermine the police investigation.”

Police confirmed the incident is not being treated as a racially aggravated assault.

PC James Holmes, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area around the time of this incident in Elmhurst Road to call our non-emergency number 101.

“Incidents such as these are rare in our area and I would like to reassure the local community that we have extra patrols in the neighbourhood who can address their concerns.”

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should contact PC James Holmes of Aylesbury Vale Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.