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Hancock police suspect false report from juvenile into protective custody 

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Friday, July 13, 2018 3:36PM

A juvenile is facing a possible charge of false report, after reporting to police he had been beaten up, Hancock Police Chief Andrew Wood said Monday.

According to a media release from Hancock police on Friday, town police, fire and rescue workers responded to Main Street near Bennington Road around 2:50 a.m. on Friday for a report of a younger male voice yelling “help, help, help. I don’t want to die, call 911.”

When emergency responders arrived, a juvenile male was found near the Hancock Inn.

“He told responders he had been jumped and beaten up. He had minor injuries,” police said.

When police investigated they learned the juvenile had come to Hancock with three other males around 5 p.m. the night before.

He told police the group went camping in the woods near water.

“They had been consuming alcoholic beverages throughout the course of the night when he was attacked by the other 3 subjects and beaten up before he was able to run away,” police said in the media release.

Police said the boy was under the influence of alcohol and refused to give police much information on identities of the three males he had been camping with, but indicated he knew one of the attackers and had recently become acquainted with the other two.

The victim described the vehicle his alleged attackers were driving as a mid to late 2000s blue Honda Civic.

He was taken into protective custody and taken to Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough where he was treated. He was released to one of his parents.

Police said they do not believe there is any danger to the public, describing it as “an isolated incident.”

Police are asking anyone who saw a vehicle matching the description parked in a pull-off somewhere in Hancock or who have any other information regarding the incident to call Hancock Police Chief Andrew Wood at 603-525-4102 ext 1.