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Police are investigating an assault at a skate park in the state’s north at the weekend.

About 5.30pm on Sunday (31 March 2019), police have been told a group of 12-year-old boys were at a skate park in Goonellabah when they started to verbally abuse and threaten another 12-year-old boy.

The youths allegedly chased the other boy up Simeoni Drive towards Ballina Street, before they returned to the skate park.

The 12-year-old boy returned to the skate park with a man, believed to be his father, where the boys have taunted him again.

The man allegedly assaulted one of the youths and threw his scooter.

Officers from Richmond Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.

Investigators are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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