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Police appeal after pond incident

Wednesday October 11 2017




POLICE are searching for two young teenage boys who forced two 11-year-olds to jump into a pond after threatening them with a BB gun.

The incident happened in Thurnscoe between 2-4pm on Saturday September 23, when the two teens, aged between 12-13, encouraged the two 11-year-old boys to jump into the local pit pond, just off Tudor Street.

PC Simon Womersley, investigating the incident, said: “The two older boys are said to have been carrying a plastic BB gun, which they used to threaten the younger two, causing minor injuries to one boy after firing a pellet at him as he jumped into the water.

“Since the incident was reported to us we have been working closely with local schools and our partners to educate children and parents on the dangers of jumping into open water and the use of BB guns.

“At the time of the incident there were a number of people around the pit pond, including dog walkers and people who were fishing. I’d like to ask those people to contact us if they spoke to either of the two boys or witnessed the incident.

“Similarly, if anyone reading this thinks they know who was involved, please get in touch with us.

“The two boys are described as white, with one wearing a red t-shirt and the other wearing a white t-shirt.

”If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 617 of 28 September 2017 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

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