Woman left needing stitches after Kettering gang smash her car

The gang all had their faces covered with scarves

Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:37 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 11:52 am

A woman was left needing stitches after a Kettering gang smashed her car windows last night (Sunday).

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was with two friends in her car in Athelstan Road at about 9pm when the attack happened.

Between four and five boys with scarves across their faces turned up and started smashing the windows of the car with a black pole.

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Police are investigating

The victim managed to drive away from them and suffered a laceration to the back of her head along with cuts caused by the shattering of glass, requiring stitches.

Reports circulated on social media have said that the gang also had weapons including a gun but a police spokesman could not confirm these at this stage.

The spokesman said the main attacker, who carried the pole, was a mixed race boy wearing grey joggers and a puffer jacket.

They said: "The rest of the males are described as white and aged 15 to 17."

The spokesman added that the other two women in the car were not injured but left shaken.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.