A heartbroken mother shared a photo of her 12-year-old son after thugs attacked him to take his bike.
MacKenzie was left in tears and bloodied after yobs chased, strangled and punched him. His mother, Amy, posted a photo of his son online in an appeal to catch the attackers.
The thugs, believed to be schoolchildren, attempted to rip MacKenzie’s bike from him as he pleaded for mercy as cruel kids attacked him in Birmingham.
“Never thought I would have to be one of the parents who write this. Today at just before 9.45am my son, Mackenzie, was assaulted by a group of Year 9 and 10 pupils,” Amy wrote.
“They chased my son and his friend down Malthouse Lane, onto Booths lane, and assaulted my son for his bike and his phone.
“They thought it was acceptable to put their hands around his throat and hit him in the face he is only 12 years old.”
Amy continued: “I’m waiting for West Midlands Police to come out but, at this moment in time, I hold no hope of anything being done.
“Even though I’ve already told them I will press charges against these kids. They want to act like adults and the big men they think they are they’ve got another thing coming.
“I rarely post anything negative on here as I don’t think social media is the place – but after today I think everyone in Great Barr needs to be more vigilant during school times.
“If they’ve done it to my child there’s nothing stopping them attempting to do it again.”
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said an investigation is underway. “We received a report of a 12-year-old boy being punched in the face in Aldridge Road, Great Barr, yesterday morning (February 27).
“An appointment has been made to speak to the boy in a comfortable environment to obtain further information.
“Anyone with information is asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk , or by calling 101. Quote log number 648 of 27/2/20.”
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