Gorleston: Schoolboy Attacked With Lit Aerosol Can

A 13-year-old boy's been treated in hospital for burns after being attacked with a lit aerosol can.

It happened in an alleyway between Kalmia Green and Hazel Way in Gorleston around 3.40pm yesterday, Wednesday 24 April.

The boy was on his way home from school when he stopped and knelt down to take something out of his bag. He then heard footsteps and saw two males stood close behind him. One of the males was holding and flicking a lighter and the other male handed him an aerosol can which was then sprayed at the 13-year-old and ignited for a second. The two males then ran off laughing.

The teenager managed to walk home and was taken to hospital where he received treatment for minor burn injuries to his face including small blisters on his lips. He also sustained singed hair and eyebrows. Police are making enquiries to trace the males involved - both described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, well built, one wearing a light coloured hooded top with hood up and the other wearing a red 'Jack Wills' hooded top with 'Wills' in white writing on chest - and are keen to hear from anyone who saw the incident or anyone who may have information about who the males are.

If you can help please call PC Grant Buchanan at Gorleston police station on 101.

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