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Swadlincote Police ask for witnesses as pupil is assaulted on his way to school.

Posted on 20th June 2017

One of our officers at Swadlincote is asking for help after a 15 year-old pupil was assaulted on his way to school last week. 

The incident happened at about 9.15am, Thursday, June 15 on Eureka Road, Swadlincote when the boy was allegedly punched. 

PC Ian Morley is investigating the incident and said: “This appears to be a completely unprovoked attack on a schoolboy who was making his way to school. The boy, who has special permission to start school a little later, had just walked on to Eureka Road from Midway Road when he was approached by a man who was leaning against a wall. He then states he was punched in the leg by the man. 

The suspect is described as being a white man in his 20s, around 5’ 9” tall and skinny build. He had what was described as a big bushy beard and a black left eye. He was wearing grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms with blue stripes down the legs and a black hoody that had a badge on the left breast area. 

PC Morley continued: “The victim has a bruise on his left leg as a result of the attack and so I would be very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, saw anything or thinks they may know who the man is.” 

If you think you can help, please call Ian on 101 quoting reference number 17000253362. 

Alternatively send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here. 

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