Well-wishers have raised more than £4,500 for a deaf schoolboy who was chased and beaten up by a gang of youths who tore out his hearing aids and stamped on them.
West Midlands Police said the 10-year-old was attacked on September 28 on Lister Road in Beechdale, Walsall by a gang of six older boys.
They pushed him over, kicked him and then ripped his hearing aids from his head and stamped on them in an unprovoked attack that has left the boy ‘very frightened and shaken’.
But after hearing about the ‘hateful’ attack, well-wishers have raised thousands of pounds for the boy so his parents can replace his broken hearing aids.
A JustGiving page originally aimed to raise £2,500 but the total has already hit £4,670.
The page says: “Let’s show him that there’s more good people out there then bad. Let’s show him we care.
“The money raised will be given to the little boy and his family, to show them that there’s always more who care!
“Never underestimate the power of a kind gesture and what it can do for somebody. Xx”
West Midlands Police have appealed for information on the attack.
Sergeant Adam Hicklin, of the force’s CID, said: “We are appealing for help with identifying this group of bullies who launched an unprovoked and hateful attack on a defenceless young boy.
“In addition to physical injuries, the boy is very frightened and shaken and has suffered damage to his hearing aids that will cost several thousand pounds to replace.”