Boy attacked in Hatfield swimming pool

PUBLISHED: 14:14 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:31 19 November 2018

Hatfield Swim Centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Swim Centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A teenage boy was left with facial injuries after being attacked while swimming at Hatfield Swim Centre at the weekend.

A Herts Police spokeswoman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Officers are investigating an assault which took place in the Hatfield Swim Centre pool on Saturday, November 17, between 12pm and 1pm.

“Following an altercation, a teenage boy was assaulted.

“The victim sustained cuts in the mouth, a bruise to the back of his head and a swollen lip.”

A spokesperson for GLL, which operates under the brand Better, said: “The safety of our customers is paramount.

“On Saturday, our staff intervened to separate a fight in the swimming pool.

“A teenager was given first aid by a staff member.

“We have spoken to the boy’s mother and advised her to report the incident to the police.

“We will of course, support any investigation.”

•Any witnesses or anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 266 of 19 November or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

•Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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