FOUR schoolboys have been arrested after hurling a shopping trolley down an escalator – injuring a man in his 80s.

The incident took place at an Asda Supermarket in Gravesend, Kent on February 24.

The pensioner, aged in his 80s, was ascending when a trolley was launched down the supermarket escalator – causing him to fall to the ground.

The man was taken to hospital after sustaining head injuries and cuts.

The children, aged 13 and 14 respectively, have been detained on suspicion of assaulting the OAP.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "The incident happened in Asda at the Imperial Retail Park, between 6.20pm and 6.35pm on Friday February 24.

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"A man aged in his 80s was going up an escalator when it is alleged an empty shopping trolley was pushed from the top and knocked him back to the ground floor. The victim suffered head injuries and cuts to his hands and went to hospital.

"An appeal for information was issued by Kent Police and today/yesterday (Tues) two 13-year-old boys and two 12-year-old boys were arrested and taken into custody.

"Investigators are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01474 366149.

"You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form on their website."

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