A Saturday by the sea with friends on the free beach of Ostia. An afternoon of leisure between baths, games and jokes that however turned into fear, with a 15-year-old boy attacked and injured with a shard of a bottle. Reason for the violence? Defending the friends who were with him from the harassment of an older boy who passed from words to deeds forcing the 15-year-old to hospital treatment.
The attack took place around 16:00 on a free beach located at the height of the former Vittorio Emanuele colony, on the Paolo Toscanelli seafront. According to what was reconstructed by the carabinieri of Ostia, the attacker, in the 25-year-old from Morocco, in the company of a friend, began to bother the girls who were in a group with the 15-year-old. Harassment that found the reaction of the boy who tried to defend his friends by asking the two to leave.
The young man’s request, however, triggered the reaction of the young foreigner. Hence the big words until the 25-year-old took a shard of a bottle and threw himself against the 15-year-old wounding him in the arm. Amid the fear of swimmers, the Ostia carabinieri intervened on the beach and stopped the attacker before he could leave.
Entrusted to the care of 118, the 15-year-old was transported by ambulance to the Grassi hospital in Ostia where he was medicated and discharged with a prognosis of 15 days. For the 25-year-old the complaint was made in a state of freedom for personal injuries and threats.