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Boy attacked with own crutches, full report

by Russell Hookey

The family of a teenager who was badly beaten up with his own crutches, say they're furious that his attacker won't face prosecution.

Angus Whittall from Northamptonshire was left bleeding on the ground in the unprovoked assault. But his attacker has been let off with a warning, despite being known to police. We should warn you that Russell Hookey's report contains graphic images of Angus' injuries from the start.

Parents of boy assaulted with own crutches furious as attacker gets final warning

A 15-year-old boy was hit around the head six times with his own crutches in an apparently unprovoked attack.

The attacker was quickly identified by the police, but Angus' parents say they are furious the seventeen-year-old was only given a final warning.

"It's wrong, we all know it's wrong everyone on the websites is saying it's disgusting, this is the state of the crime, the policing, the CPS in the UK, the boy was on crutches and he was attacked, that's utterly, utterly wrong. "

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Boy attacked with own crutches

15-year-old Angus was attacked with his own crutches in an apparently unmotivated assault Credit: ITV Central

A teenager from Northamptonshire has been attacked with his own crutches.

15-year-old Angus Whittall was struck six times on the back of his head with the walking aids in an apparently unmotivated assault.

Angus Whittall was struck six times on the back of his head with his own crutches Credit: ITV Central

The attacker was quickly identified by the police, but Angus' parents say they are disappointed the seventeen-year-old was only given a final warning.

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