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Teenager has jaw broken during Chapelford attack
Updated 10:43am Friday 17th January 2014 in News
A 13-YEAR-OLD boy had his jaw broken in an attack at a park in Chapelford allegedly over comments left on Facebook.
Sarah Georgiou, aged 34, from Old Hall, says son Robert was assaulted by two other teenagers as he walked home with two female friends through Dakota Park.
She claims he was targeted after leaving a comment on Facebook.
Cheshire Police is investigating the incident, which happened at 6.30pm on Friday.
Robert spent four days at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool following the assault.
Four metal plates were inserted into his jaw during a three hour operation.
The teenager was released on Monday afternoon.
Mum-of-three Mrs Georgiou said the attack has distressed Robert’s two teenage sisters and five-year-old brother.
“It has had such a dreadful affect on my family,” she said.
“Yesterday when Robert came out of theatre he was hysterical.
“I would not wish this on any mother.”
Mrs Georgiou is appealing for witnesses to come forward and give information to police and said: “Robert is in a lot of pain.
“The reality is starting to hit home that he was attacked and he is feeling depressed by it.
“His face is lobsided from swelling where he was punched and the operation was carried out.
“This happened next to a busy housing estate so someone must have seen something.”
Residents on the Chapelford estate have previously complained to police about groups of teenagers causing trouble in Dakota Park.
The mum-of-three said Robert, who faces two weeks off school to recover, does not feel able to go out.
She added: “I don’t think he’s going to feel safe walking on the streets again.”
A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “At 6.30pm on January 10 police received reports of an assault at Dakota Park.
“The victim – a 13-year-old boy – sustained a serious facial injury and attended Warrington Hospital.
“He was later transferred to Alder Hey Hospital to be treated for a fractured jaw.
“Police launched an investigation and two teenagers, aged 13 and 14, were arrested in connection with the incident.
“They have subsequently been bailed pending further enquiries.”
Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 672 of January 10.