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We're currently investigating a report of an assault of an 11-year-old boy at a school in Abertillery on Tuesday 17 May.
Superintendent Vicki Townsend said:
“Our officers are supporting and liaising closely with the family of the young boy who, when leaving the school grounds following the reported assault, received a serious injury to his hand as a result of it being caught in a fence.
“Since we received this report, on Wednesday 18 May, there has been significant interest and coverage of this. I would urge people to think about the impact their social media posts and commentary could have on those affected, as the police investigation continues.
“We’re working closely with the school and officers continue to carry out enquiries in the area.”
Anyone with any information that could help the ongoing police investigation can call us on 101, quoting 2200165495, or direct message us on Facebook or Twitter.
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council has released the following statement: https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/news/abertillery-learning-community/