A TEENAGER was “seriously assaulted” near an Andover primary school on Tuesday, in what is being described as a “terrifying incident”.

Parents and schoolchildren were left shocked after the 14-year-old boy was attacked near to Roman Way Primary School in broad daylight and suffered cuts to his face and neck. The boy required hospital treatment.

Police arrested two Andover men, aged 36 and 40, on Tuesday evening on suspicion of wounding with intent. They have been released on bail.

Residents reported seeing the air ambulance and police helicopter hovering around the area as the emergency services responded to the incident, which saw the road closed for a time.

Meanwhile, the headteacher of Roman Way Primary School has offered parents and pupils who witnessed the incident, which happened shortly after 3pm, support.

Sarah Jones said the incident was “shocking and extremely upsetting”.

She continued: “Owing to the timing, it was unfortunately witnessed by a number of children and their families as they were making their way home and we fully appreciate the distress this will have caused.

“We have the skills and specialist expertise in place to support any of our pupils and their families who need help to deal with any resulting worries or anxiety.”

Meanwhile, Andover’s MP Kit Malthouse told The Advertiser: “This is obviously a deeply disturbing incident and I applaud the police for their swift action.”

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