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Westminster police Saturday announced the arrest of six teenage boys for allegedly beating and yelling racial slurs at a 15-year-old boy at a Westminster park.

The beating occurred on Feb. 10 and a Westminster Police Department School Resource Officer was notified about it on Feb. 21, according to Westminster police Commander Kevin MacCormick.

A fight occurred at Gillespie Park, 9801 McFadden Ave., MacCormick said.

“Approximately 10 subjects `jumped` the victim in the park when they thought he was filming them with his cellular phone,” the commander said. “The suspects hit and kicked the victim numerous times in the head, face and torso while yelling racial slurs at him. The victim stated he sustained minor abrasions to his face due to the attack.”

An investigation yielded the names of six suspects, who were arrested Friday for suspicion of the attack and theft of the victim’s cell phone, MacCormick said.

The victim’s and suspects’ names were withheld because they are juveniles. They were five boys between the ages of 15 and 17 from Westminster and one 15-year-old boy from Garden Grove. “Three suspects will be transported to Orange County Juvenile Hall on the above-listed charges, while the remaining three will be released to their parents,” MacCormick said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attack was asked to call School Resource Officer O. Ayala of the WPD at 714-548-3772, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

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