12-year-old attacked, robbed of cellular phone

…suffered fractured skull

A grade seven student attending the West Demerara Secondary School is now suffering from severe head injuries after he was attacked while riding his bicycle on his way home from school.
The injured lad (name withheld) hails from Pouderoyen Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
Reports are that on Monday, between 15:30h and 16:00h, the lad was pedalling his bicycle through the Coglan Dam Street, the route he used to get home after attending classes when a male pedal cyclist rode behind him.
The perpetrator then used a heavy object to hit the boy behind his head, rendering him unconscious, while making good his escape with the youth’s cellular phone.
Persons in the street noticed the child lying on the roadway and quickly called his aunt, who lives nearby. Contact was made with his father who transported the unconscious child to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH).
Speaking with this publication, the child’s father said that the boy was admitted at that health facility and a battery of tests was conducted, including a Computed Tomography (CT) scan.
The CT scan revealed he had suffered a fracture to his skull and there was internal bleeding.
According to the disturbed father, his son has regained consciousness. The father related that a report of the incident was made to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, WBD, no one was arrested. He said that he is hopeful that Police catches the culprit and justice is served for his child.