Incident in the Springfield area

Please be advised that a student from Boswells' School was recently accosted by a group of men who demanded his phone and wallet.  This happened in the Springfield area on the footpath between Stump Lane and Arbour Lane.


The boy was punched and one of the men then pulled out a knife.  Fortunately the student suffered only a couple of scratches, with only his blazer and shirt cut.


Please talk to your children about this incident and tell them that where at all possible, they should stay on main roads and should not be by themselves.  If asked for their phone, wallet etc, they should always hand these over.


Please be reassured that the police have been informed and are investigating.