Police carry out patrols outside school after attack on Halifax schoolboy, 12

The attack took place outside Ryburn Valley High School, Sowerby Bridge
The attack took place outside Ryburn Valley High School, Sowerby Bridge

Police have carried out 'reassurance patrols' outside a Sowerby bridge high school today after a 12-year-old boy was viciously attacked at a bus stop.

A post on social media claimed the youngster had suffered head injuries and a broken arm in yesterday's 'unprovoked' attack.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Police are investigating following a reported assault on a 12-year-old boy which occurred yesterday afternoon on St Peter’s Avenue, Sowerby Bridge.

"Reassurance patrols have been conducted today and enquiries are ongoing."