10-year-old boy pinned to the ground by man in park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was assaulted by a man at Riverside Park in Southampton.

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Police appeal for witnesses after 10-year-old attacked

The cyclist is described as:

  • White
  • In his 30s
  • 6ft tall
  • Average to large build
  • Clean shaven
  • Local accent
  • Wearing a black cycle helmet with a luminous green flat hat underneath; luminous green gloves; black jacket; black trousers and a big black rucksack on his back
  • His bike had a green light on the back and a white light on the front

PC Dale Douglas who is investigating said: “The area was quite busy at the time and we feel certain that there are more witnesses to speak to. The description of the man is a good one-do you know who he is? Or is this you? Please contact us with any information.”

10-year-old boy pinned to the ground in park assault

A police patrol Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was assaulted by a man at Riverside Park in Southampton. It happened between 5.30 and 6pm on Tuesday June 3rd.

The 10-year-old boy was playing with friends and was shouting to them when a cyclist rode by. The youngster has told police that the cyclist seemed to think he was shouting at him.

The man approached the boy, grabbed him and pinned him to the ground. He shouted at the boy and then cycled off.

The boy suffered bruising in the assault.

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