TWO boys injured during a pre-arranged fight between rival school pupils were not involved in the disorder and were wrongly targeted, say police.
The two innocent boys had been “wrongly targeted, chased and assaulted” after youths clashed on Doncaster Road, Conisbrough at 5.40pm on Saturday.
The 15 year-old boys were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Insp Dan McKnight said: “Our enquiries have now revealed that the two 15-year-old boys who were injured in Saturday evening’s incident were not involved in the disorder and were unfortunately mistakenly targeted.
“This just highlights how dangerous this group’s behaviour was – two innocent parties were wrongly targeted, chased and assaulted.
“Thankfully, the pair only suffered minor injuries, but that’s not the point.
“Those involved on Saturday evening clearly intended to cause harm and injury to others and this is completely unacceptable.
“We are working with the victims to provide support, as well as continuing to scour for CCTV footage and liaising with local schools.
“We appreciate the support we have already had from the local community as we investigate this matter and continue to urge anyone with information about the disorder or those involved to contact police.”
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Call 101 quoting incident number 844 of January 20 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.