Boys Knifed and Beaten as They Offer Christian Flyers

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: November 12, 2009

Police investigating the brutal assault of two teenage boys in Canterbury in November who say they may have been attacked because they were delivering Christian leaflets.

The boys, aged 17 and 18, were delivering the leaflets when they were attacked by three men at 7.30 in the evening. Both boys, who are Afghans living in Canterbury, were taken to hospital for treatment. The younger suffered slash wounds on his chest and arms which were thought to require surgery. The elder boy had his arm broken with a piece of wood. Kent Police announced that one of their lines of inquiry is that the teenagers were attacked because they were delivering Christian flyers.