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Crowdfunding campaign for a boy beaten in Walsall raises over £1,500

The attack took place in Walsall. Photo: Google Maps

An online fundraiser has been set up, after a 10 year old boy was attacked and had his hearing aids destroyed.

He was attacked by a group of six boys in Walsall, who kicked and stamped on him.

It happened in Lister Road, Beechdale on 28 September.

More than £1,800 has already been raised for the boy and his family.

Michelle Mansell, who created the online fund wrote:

It's indescribable what he must be going through, but let's show him that there's more good people out there then bad. Let's show him we care. The money raised will be given to the little boy and his family, to show them that there's always more who care! Never underestimate the power of a kind gesture and what it can do for somebody.

– Michelle Mansell
The online fundraising campaign has already reached nearly £2,000. Credit: JustGiving

People who donated expressed their support to the boy and his family.

Stay strong young man there's more love than hate in this world.

– Wayne Dutton

Others have commented on Facebook:

Hope this restores his faith in human nature and his confidence is rebuilt from the support. Thoughts are with the boy and his family.

– Gina Wilkes

Walsall Police continues to appeal for information:

We are appealing for help with identifying this group of bullies who launched an unprovoked and hateful attack on a defenceless young boy. In addition to physical injuries, the boy is very frightened and shaken and has suffered damage to his hearing aids that will cost several thousand pounds to replace.

– Sergeant Adam Hicklin, Walsall Police