Teen injured in public school attack

A TEENAGER is recovering from a fractured jaw today after being attacked at one of Suffolk's top public schools.The 18-year-old was with two friends in the grounds of the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, when the assault occurred.

A TEENAGER is recovering from a fractured jaw today after being attacked at one of Suffolk's top public schools.

The 18-year-old was with two friends in the grounds of the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, when the assault occurred.

The victim, who is a pupil at the independent school, told police a gang drove past the trio at speed.

Their car came to a sudden halt and five people got out.

Police investigating the attack said the driver of the vehicle became aggressive and threatened the 18-year-old.

As the situation escalated the teenager was punched in the mouth by the driver.

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The assault led to one of the youth's teeth being knocked out and his upper jaw being fractured.

The same assailant punched another male in the eye, before all five people got back in to their car and drove off.

Officers hunting the person responsible described the driver as white, in his late teens to early 20s, 5'10” to 5'11” tall, and being of stocky build.

He is also said to have had a slight stubble, cropped fair hair and wearing grey trousers, a beige t-shirt and white trainers. The man also had a scar or an old cut on the brow of his nose, once inch long towards his right eye.

Although the specific make and model of the car he was driving is not clear, it was said to be a small five door, dark coloured hatchback.

Headteacher of the Royal Hospital School Howard Blackett today said he had been left shocked by the incident.

Police are urging anyone with information about the assault, which occurred around 5pm on Sunday, to contact them.

If you can help telephone Pc Chris Garrod at Capel St Mary police station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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