A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a hate crime investigation.

Thames Valley Police detained the boy from Slough on Tuesday, December 5 on suspicion of GBH with intent.

He has been released on bail until February 15, 2024.

Police said the arrest is in connection with an incident in Langley Memorial Park on November 21.

At about 7pm that day, the victim, a man aged in his 50s, was walking through Langley Memorial Park when he was approached by a group of boys.

One of the offenders tried to grab the victim’s beard, all of the boys then circled the victim kicking him and pulling him to the ground, and continuing to kick him.

The boys then left in the direction of Marish School.

After the incident, the victim sustained three broken ribs and swelling and cuts to his hand.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, but has since been discharged.

The incident sparked outrage from the Sikh community of Slough, who say they will ‘not tolerate attacks’.

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha released an ‘important release’ and a plea on their social media page following the attack.

They said: “Singh Sabha Slough Sevadaars have been made aware of an attack on an elderly Sikh man at about 7pm on Tuesday (November 21) in Langley Memorial Park.

"This is a request to anyone with information on this attack to please get in touch with us. We will provide the Sangat with further updates as and when we get them.

“We as a Gurdwara will not tolerate any such attacks on our Sikh community in Slough.”