THE parents of two boys involved in violent clashes at a golf course say their sons did not deserve the beatings they received.

Pals Jordan Martindale and Charlie Roberts were playing in the woods behind the private Sundridge Park Golf Club in Garden Road, Bromley, when their football went over the fence.

After going on to the course to retrieve it, the pair say they were attacked and rang home to tell their parents what had happened.

Debbie Price says her son Charlie should not have been on the course and should not have been trying to steal a flag during the incident.

But the 33-year-old, of Mayeswood Road, Grove Park, said the 15-year-old did not deserve to be attacked.

Ms Price said: “He’s got a bruised stomach and cannot hear out of his right ear and he has had his head jumped on three times.

“It was awful. I’m not defending the kids but they did not deserve what they got.”

Jordan’s mother Michelle Millett claims her son was punched in the face by a golfer after going on to the course.

The 13-year-old, of Framlingham Crescent, Mottingham, was then allegedly hit with a club after he punched the man back near the fourth hole of the club’s west golf course, during the May 10 incident.

Ms Millett says he needed six stitches around one of his eyes and had to spend the night at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

She was on the way to find out what had happened to her son when she witnessed a separate incident around the ninth hole.

The 39-year-old says three men came up to a car behind hers and one of them hit a 17-year-old boy with his golf club.

She said: “When he went down I never left his side.

“I ran up to him and put my top under his head and looked after him on the floor.”

The 17-year-old was taken to the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, suffering from a head injury.

He was then moved to King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Ms Millett claimed: “The golfers were using their clubs as weapons.

“I just do not understand why it happened.”

Jordan’s father Terence, of Hillcrest Road, Plaistow, is planning to put in an official complaint about the way the incident was handled by the police.

The 39-year-old claims his ex-partner had to take their son to hospital herself because the police did not call an ambulance.

He also claims a golfer admitted assaulting his son but was made to sit in a golf buggy without handcuffs on rather than being arrested immediately.

The data engineer also claims the police cared more about arresting people for affray and other minor offences than caring for the injured teenagers.

Mr Martindale said: “The police are there to protect and serve but they did not protect anybody or serve anybody as far as I’m concerned.”

A Bromley police spokesman said: "We are currently unable to comment on this matter as it is an ongoing police investigation."

- A 53-year-old man from Hayes arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm has been bailed to return to Bromley police station on July 17.

Five people, aged 13, 15, 16, 33 and 49, were arrested on suspicion of causing an affray in connection with the incident.

They have all been bailed to return to Bromley police station on August 12, along with a 48-year-old man from Keston who was arrested on suspicion of causing GBH.

A 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct has also been bailed until August 12.