UPDATE: Belleville police now say reported assault of 12-year-old boy did not happen

Belleville police are no longer investigating an assault on a preteen reported Tuesday. File

Belleville police have ended their investigation into alleged assault against a 12-year-old boy.

Originally police said it happened at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Macdonald Avenue and Eastwood Park Drive.

Three teenagers were reported to have grabbed the younger boy while he was riding a scooter home from school.

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It was also reported that the 12-year-old was held down by two of the teenagers, while the third destroyed his scooter.

Thursday, Belleville Police said it had “received information contrary to what was originally reported. As a result, police are no longer looking to identify the three males, and the investigation is considered closed.”


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