4 Teens Charged in Brutal Attack of 11-Year-Old in Hamden

Hamden police have arrested four 13-year-olds suspected in the vicious attack of an 11-year-old boy.

Police said they responded to Pine Rock Avenue and Helen Street around 5:30 p.m. Friday after the assault was reported and a witness said four teens threw the 11-year-old victim onto the sidewalk and stomped on his head. 

As the victim was being beaten, two of teens filmed the attack, police said. 

During the assault, the attackers asked the victim if he had a cell phone and his sneaker size, according to a news release from police. 

The victim suffered head and facial injuries and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. 

Police said a sergeant found the four 13-year-olds walking on Elmer Avenue soon after and they were charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. 

They are due in juvenile court in New Haven on Sept. 28. 

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