Teen in court over attack

A TEENAGER is due to appear in court charged with punching a 14-year-old in the face.

The Cotmanhay 15-year-old is alleged to have been one of a gang, which chased the 14-year-old boy, before the attack on December 7 in Cotmanhay Road.

He is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Youth Court on March 30, charged with common assault.

Police have said action has been taken against another 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl following an incident involving the same victim on November 11 in which he was spat at and pushed to the ground.

Pc Leanne Peck from Cotmanhay Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and anyone found to be causing harm or distress to others will be dealt with accordingly.”