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Teenager suffers fractured cheekbone
Friday 11th December, 2009

A teenage boy suffered fractures to his cheekbone after a scuffle in Wigan.

The 14-year-old boy was attacked while he was out with a group of friends in the Marsh Green and Worsley Hall areas on 27 November 2009.

He and his friends had been drinking and about 9.30pm, met up with another group on a field at the back on Pembec High School on Montrose Avenue.

An altercation then took place, resulting in the teenage boy being punched in the face by a woman and then another man joined in. The 14-year-old was treated in hospital for his injuries.

Police are now appealing to anyone who has information about the incident to come forward.

The victim has described his attackers as a white woman, 20-years-old and of large build with dyed red straight hair and wearing a pink and brown tracksuit, and a white man aged between 18-20-years-old, about 6ft tall, with shaven hair and shaved tramlines in his eyebrows, and wearing a baseball cap.

Detective Constable Kevin Telford, from Wigan CID, said: "Clearly alcohol was a factor in this incident and undoubtedly inflamed the situation.

"Alcohol is all too often a contributing factor in violence, particularly among young people.

"However, that does not detract from the fact this young boy suffered a fractured cheekbone and no matter what the cause, violence is not acceptable and we are working very hard to send the message that violent offenders will be put before the courts.

"I would appeal to anyone who has information about this incident to come forward."

Anyone with information should call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 5307 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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