10 YEAR-OLD BOY FLEES FROM THUGS THREATENING TO SET HIM ON FIRE

10 YEAR-OLD BOY FLEES FROM THUGS THREATENING TO SET HIM ON FIRE

A 10 year-old boy was forced to flee from a gang of teenage thugs who threatened to set his hair on fire.

The yobs intimidated the boy with a lighter and threats before he could escape and raise the alarm with authorities.

They hid behind dark hooded tops and scarves covering their faces as they threatened him in a park.

And police are now investigating after the youngster from Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, was surrounded while on his own in a quiet playpark close to Devol Community Hall.

Senior police officers are appealing for the public’s help to track down those responsible.

CI Elliot Brown, the area commander for Inverclyde, called the behaviour “horrible” and “very, very concerning”.

He said: “This is an incident that is very, very concerning to us.

“This 10-year-old boy has been the victim of horrible behaviour involving older boys.

“We need to make sure that our public areas and playparks are safe for young children.”

Police patrols will now be stepped up in the area.

The boy was playing in the park near industrial units at around 5pm on May 2 when he was approached by three teenage boys who are thought to be around 12 to 13-years-old.

    Tags:

    • Associate news editor John kicked off his career in journalism when he was with news agency SWNS in its’ earliest days over 30 years ago. During this time he’s had the honor of working with some major newspaper titles including the Daily Express and The Sun, both as district and head office reporters.

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    SERIAL SEX FIEND WHO TERRORISED SOUTH LONDON FACING JAIL

    SERIAL SEX FIEND WHO TERRORISED SOUTH LONDON FACING JAIL

    A prolific serial sex fiend targeted young women walking home alone after dark in ...

    MAN CLAIMS HE ALMOST LOST HAND AFTER BEING BITTEN BY CAT

    MAN CLAIMS HE ALMOST LOST HAND AFTER BEING BITTEN BY CAT

    A Parcel Force delivery driver nearly lost his hand after a CAT bite caused ...

    BREAKTHROUGH COULD HELP IN TREATMENT OF CANCER & ARTHRITIS

    PATIENT HAS WRONG KIDNEY OPERATED ON

    An investigation has been launched at a hospital after a patient had a tube ...

    Login