A Newmarket mum has condemned two teenagers for an unprovoked attack on her son which has left him requiring an operation.
Lucy Parker, of Churchill Court, has branded the attack on her 11-year-old son George, which took place close to their family home earlier this month, as “sickening and disgusting”.
George, a former pupil at Laureate Primary School, was left in constant pain, after being kicked between the legs while waiting near the lift area at the flats with his older sister Kathleen.
“It is absolutely disgusting, and I am completed shocked and I can’t understand why they have acted like this,” said Lucy.
“I was just about to head off to the shops when these two lads come running past me, then I saw George coming around the corner back to the flat screaming his head off.
“Unfortunately I only saw the back of the two boys but they were taller than me.
“These two that have done this may think this is a big joke but they have injured my son.”
As a result of the attack Lucy now has grave concerns about George going back to school next month.
“George is due to start at Newmarket College in September but after this incident I am now very worried about sending him there as he may come into contact with the two who attacked him,” said Lucy.
Following the incident on August 1, Lucy is now keen to move her family away from the area and relocate elsewhere in the town.
“Since the attack he is now too scared to play outside and he will only go out there with me,” said Lucy.
“He has been hit and spat at before but this is the worst thing that has happened to him.
“We have been living here for around three years now and we have had nothing but abuse.
“Things have got so bad that we have got to move.”
Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault to come forward.
The two boys have been described as of a very slim build with light brown/blond hair.
Anyone with information about the assault should contact Det Con Suzanna Newell at Bury St Edmunds CID on 101.