On Friday 11th December 2020, police officers received reports that a number of students had been attacked whilst on their way to school.
The alleged assaults took place just after 08:30 hours outside Wardle Academy, Birch Road in Rochdale.
A 14-year-old boy, who is a student at the school, was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Nine other pupils were also assaulted in the incident.
Rian Power, 19, of Wardle Edge, Rochdale has been charged with nine counts of section 39 assault and one count of section 47 assault. He has been remanded in custody to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Friday 8 January 2020.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a 14-year-old boy had been taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The Headteacher of the school, Brendan Hesketh, said some of its students were involved and that those pupils and their families were being supported.
“The academy is very grateful for the very effective way in which the police dealt with the situation,” he said.
Greater Manchester Police said their inquires were ongoing and have appealed to the public for information.
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