Appeal for information after assaulted in Bradford on Avon

Alert message sent 29/07/2020 11:28:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

Officers are investigating an assault involving youths in Bradford-on-Avon earlier this week. 

At approximately 4pm on Monday 27 July, a 12-year-old boy was assaulted by two youths in the Barton Farm Country Park next to the River Avon. 

It is believed that two boys and a girl, aged approximately 15,  followed the victim and his friend, before one of the boys punched the victim causing a suspected broken nose. The second youth made further threats of violence towards the victim.  

The first youth is described as being tanned, approximately 6 ft tall and of average build. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black puffa style jacket over a black hooded top with the hood up and black tracksuit bottoms.

The second youth is described as being of paler complexion, approximately 5ft 8 inches tall and of average build. He was wearing dark coloured casual clothing.    

PC Tim Marshall said: “A man who was passing the scene at the time intervened and could have potentially prevented anything more serious happening – we are keen to speak to him in relation to our investigation and to thank him for his actions.

“We are also keen to hear from any member of the public who may be able to identify those involved from the descriptions given or who may have been approached by these youths in the area. 

“This was an aggressive and unprovoked attack on a young boy and his friend whilst they were enjoying the countryside in an area enjoyed by families and visitors to our county and this behaviour will not be tolerated.”     

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200074177.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 
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Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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