Teenage boy, 15, charged with violent offences after boy left seriously injured at playing field

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A teenage boy has been charged with a number of violent offences after another boy was left seriously hurt in Harlow. Officers were called to Gilden Way playing fields on July 6 shortly after 10pm.

Essex Police said a teenage boy was found having suffered a serious wound to his head. The injury is not life-threatening but he remains in hospital for further treatment.

Officers detained a suspect by 10:15pm, just 15 minutes after the first report, after carrying out searches of the nearby area. A boy, 15, from Harlow was charged with offences including wounding with intent, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, assault by beating and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

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The boy appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Monday (July 8). He cannot be named for legal reasons.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of an assault in the area of Gilden Way playing fields, shortly after 10pm on Saturday 6 July. It was found a teenage boy had suffered a serious wound to his head which is not believed to be life-threatening.

"He continues to receive hospital treatment. Officers attended and, following enquiries at the scene and searches of the nearby area, detained a suspect by 10.15pm."