A 15-YEAR-OLD was allegedly assaulted by a gang in a Verwood forest.
The teen suffered injuries to his face and shoulder, and his coat, jumper and jewellery were stolen, after an incident in woods behind Morrisons in Chiltern Drive some time between 2pm and 2.30pm on Monday (October 23).
Dorset Police said the youngster was assaulted by a group of four teenage boys in the forest behind Morrisons, in Chiltern Drive.
One of the boys was reportedly in possession of a knife.
A 15-year-old boy from Verwood – who is known to the victim – has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Detective Sergeant Dave Barnes, of Dorset County CID, said: “An investigation is underway into this incident and we are supporting the victim as our enquiries continue.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and saw what happened to please come forward.
“Also, I am keen to hear from anyone with any information that may assist our investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230168398, or Crimestoppers anonymously via Crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555 111.