A BOY is reported to have been attacked by a group of people in a city estate, causing shock in a 'usually safe' community.

The alleged attack happened in Plantation Drive in Warndon Villages in Worcester on Saturday (June 1).

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We received a call around 6pm on Saturday with a report of a boy being assaulted in Warndon Villages, between Plantation Drive and the park. An investigation is on-going."

No information has yet been made public about the nature or extent of the injuries he sustained or the injured party's age. 

Lucy Hodgson, chair of Warndon Parish Council, said she was aware of the attack, some details of which had been shared on the Warndon Villages Community Group, a Facebook group with more than 4,600 members.

Mrs Hodgson said: "Warndon Villages is quite a safe community and alleged attacks like this happen very rarely and it's usually a safe place to be. I was surprised and upset that an alleged attack was made on a person."

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Mrs Hodgson urged people to report any similar incidents to West Mercia Police but also advised people to raise concerns with the parish council.

However, she also said issues like crime and antisocial behaviour could be raised with Warndon Parish Council which next meets at the Lyppard Hub in Ankerage Green on Monday, July 8 at 7pm.

She also said she would like to draw residents' attention to monthly Police and Communities Together (PACT) Drop-in Sessions at Woodgreen Church at the corner of Woodgreen Drive/Hastings Drive. 

Residents in the community group called the attack 'terrible' and said the victim had been left 'shaken up' by what happened.