Four youths arrested after ‘particularly upsetting’ assault on child in Kirkham

Fylde police arrested four youths following an unprovoked assault on a child in Kirkham.

A spokesperson for the force said: ‘’The incident over the weekend was reported to the police and the Rural Task Force have assisted the Kirkham NHP team to take swift, positive action.

‘’We can report that four juveniles have been arrested and have been released on bail with conditions whilst the investigation continues.

‘’This behaviour will not be tolerated and robust policing methods will be used to tackle criminality and ASB issues.

‘’We are aware that this incident has been recorded on mobile phone footage. We are in possession of this and we would urge you not to circulate said footage in order to safeguard the parties involved.’’

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