A heartbroken mother has revealed how unsolicited attacks on her teenage son by yobs in her hometown of Chorley, Lancashire could leave her son dead
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A devastated mum has spoken out about how she fears her teenage son could die after being subjected to a series of brutal attacks by a group of bullying teenagers.
The mother, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, says the first attack on her son happened on Bonfire Night last year, report lances live.
A group of about five youths beat their son and grabbed a chain containing his grandmother’s ashes, she said.
Luckily, the prized ashes were recovered when they fell into his sweater. The necklace was later picked up by friendly staff at a local craft store in the park.
The horrified mother then recalled another incident that took place on the street behind the Chorley Library on Good Friday.
She told LancsLive that one of the attackers headbutted her son while others punched and kicked him.
The incident left him with a golf ball-sized bump on his head, forcing him to crouch on the floor.
Footage – which was blurred due to his violence – shows a brutal attack on the boy, including punches and wild kicks to the head while he was lying on the ground.
His distraught mother says the same group was not deterred when he is with his parents either, and verbally abused her and his family as well.
She says she has reported the matter to the police but fears for her son as the attacks continue over time.
She told LancsLive: “After the second attack there was a bump on his head where one of them had headbutted him – it was like a golf ball.
“Whoever finds him will try, and they have even done so when he is with us.
“We can put him to work and they just come to us blatantly and they don’t care.
“They yell insults, he’s had phone calls swearing at him and even when an adult picked up the phone they kept saying we’re going to hurt him.
“Police say as for malicious phone calls he needs to delete his social media and not reply to text messages from them and just ignore them.”
The mother says her son is fine but “he just has nowhere to go”.
She said: “Right now he can’t live a normal life and go out with his friends.
“He said, ‘I’ll never get the career I want because I’ll either be dead or in prison. I feel like the last few years of my childhood are being taken away from me because I can’t go into town or to McDonalds my friends can.” He just keeps avoiding them.
“We have to stop what we’re doing. Being 14 he doesn’t want to come home at 6pm, he’s usually there by 8pm but he just doesn’t want to be banned because of these bullies. It’s not just getting in his way, it’s affecting everyone else.”
In response to the attack, a Home Office spokesman said: “The Home Office condemns youth violence and we are putting more police on our streets to protect our communities.
“The Beating Crime Plan will give police the powers and tools they need to prevent crime in the first place and keep criminals behind bars longer.
“More than 13,500 additional officers, including hundreds in Lancashire, have already been recruited across England and Wales and we are on track to meet our commitment to recruit 20,000.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-fears-sons-life-after-27326058 Mom fears for her son's life after seeing harrowing footage of thugs attacking him