A 13-year-old boy had his electric scooter stolen by a gang after a ‘machete-type’ knife was put against his face.
The schoolboy and left with a broken nose in the attack by a gang of up to 10 youths in Gorse Hill, Leicester, at about 7pm on Sunday.
Victoria O’Callaghan said the attack on her son Callum only stopped when a couple out walking dogs challenged the group.
“I dread to think what might have happened if that couple had not come along,” she said.
“Callum was terrified about what happened and I can’t believe that this could happen when he just popped out on his scooter for some fresh air for ten minutes.”
Victoria, of Anstey, said Callum was punched on the nose by one of the gang when he refused to hand over his scooter.
“That broke his nose and put him to the floor,” she said.
“He was kicked in the face a couple of times and then one of the gang pulled out a ‘machete-type’ knife and held it to Callum’s face.
“What kind of teenager can do that? It is sickening.
“Callum is okay bit very shaken by his ordeal.”
A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: “Officers are investigating after a teenage boy was assaulted in Gorse Hill, Leicester, at the weekend.
“The 13-year-old boy was walking along the road with his friend just after 7.10pm on Sunday (7 February) when they were approached by a group of teenage boys.
“He was punched in the face and kicked when he lay on the ground. An electric scooter was stolen from the victim but that has since been returned.
“It’s believed one of the suspects may have been in possession of a bladed weapon. The victim sustained injuries to his face but didn’t require hospital treatment.
“From enquiries conducted so far it’s believed this was an isolated incident and that both parties may have been known to each other.
“Enquiries are continuing into the incident and if anyone has information which may assist they are asked to contact 101, quoting crime number 21*78200. “