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Appeal after teenage boy assaulted

Were you in the Bolderwood Road area of the New Forest on Saturday April 11?

Did you see an altercation between a man and a teenage boy on a skateboard near to the A31 roadbridge?

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old boy was assaulted while he was out skateboarding with friends between 11.30am and 12.30pm. The boy was recording his friend as he skateboarded along the road when a man driving a dark-coloured Vauxhall car appeared to try and run the boy off the road.

The boy then shouted and the man stopped his car and approached him. He grabbed the boy before pushing him to the ground and standing on his ankle and foot.

The man then also made the boy delete the footage from his camera before leaving the scene in his car.

The man is described as white, aged about 40, about 6ft 5ins tall and of a large build. He had a long ginger beard and was wearing a hat, jeans and a jacket.

“This was a cowardly assault on a defenceless young boy which has resulted in the victim sustained a broken ankle and chipped on on his foot. The weather was good this day and so the area was likely to have been busy with cyclists, dog walkers and tourists and I would urge anyone with any information or who witnessed the incident to contact me."

– PC Jason Andrews

Detectives investigate assault on Kent bus

Police released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the assault Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police has released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak following an assault on a bus in Canterbury.

Officers are investigating the assault on a 16-year-old boy who was on the bus with a friend on Sunday 15 February.

As the vehicle travelled along St Dunstans Street at 2.15pm, a man sitting in front of the teenager punched him in the face. The offender then got up and began shouting before getting off the bus.

A CCTV image of the man police would like to speak to has now become available and officers are appealing for people with information about his identity to come forward.

He is described as white, aged in his 50s, approximately 5ft 10ins tall, medium build, with grey hair. He was wearing a green and brown blazer with dark-coloured trousers.

Anyone with information about the assault, which left the boy with bruising to his face, is asked to call PC Jodie Bryan at Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/004773/15.


Teenager assaulted in Bexhill

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on 18-year-old man who was attacked in Bexhill-on-Sea, on Sunday 22 March.

The victim was part of a dispute that started in Reginald Road and continued on to Victoria Road and Windsor Road between 12.45am and 1am.

He was treated at Conquest Hospital, St Leonards, for bruising and was released later the same day.

"It is possible the victim was hit with a weapon but at this stage we do not know. Please get in contact with us if you saw anything or have any information that can help us establish what happened."

– Detective Constable Paul Semple

Three men, aged 23, 24 and 27, all from Bexhill-on-Sea were arrested on suspicion of attempting to wound with intent. All three were questioned and released on bail until Thursday 23 April.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email or call 101 quoting serial 63 of 22/03. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Investigation into assault in Shirley

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was assaulted in Shirley.

The incident happened at around 10.10pm on Wednesday, March 4, outside McDonalds and Tesco Express on Shirley High Street, Southampton.

The 48-year-old victim was approached by a man who made a ‘gun gesture’ with his hand pointing at her. He then pushed his hand against her head, still in a gun gesture. As he did this, he made sounds of a gun firing and moved his hand as if a pistol was recoiling.

She swore and shouted at him, drawing the attention of passers-by, and he walked off in the direction of the city centre, towards the railway station.

The victim did not receive any physical injuries but was left extremely distressed and shaken.

Officers have a description of the man they want to speak to:

  • - White
  • - 5ft 10ins
  • - Aged around 30
  • - Wearing dark blue jeans, a khaki green jacket and a khaki green beanie hat
  • - Very skinny
  • - Clean shaven

“The victim has been left extremely upset and distressed by what has happened to her. She is disabled and uses a wheelchair, and she believes that the man targeted her because of her disability. She was assisted by passers-by after the incident, including a group of young girls who were in McDonalds. Were you one of the people who helped her? Did you witness what happened? Anyone who witnessed this incident or recognises the man in the CCTV, is urged to get in touch with us.”

– PC Phil Deeprose

Man charged in connection with assault

Officers investigating an assault in Gosport have charged a man.

Stephen Craig Jones, 35, of Chantry Road, Gosport, has been charged with wounding / inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and assaulting a person occasioning them actual bodily harm.

He is appearing at Portsmouth Magistrates Court today.

The 36-year-old victim was assaulted outside the church of St Thomas the Apostle on the junction of Elson Lane and Elson Road during the early hours of Sunday, March 29.

Boys left with cuts and bruises after car park assault

British Transport Police want to speak to this man about an assault at Aylesbury station Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police officers want to speak with him about an assault in the car park at Aylesbury station. The incident happened at around 11pm on Friday, 12 December.

Five teenagers were approached by a man who asked them for a light. One of them let the man use a lighter, but as he handed it back an argument started. The man then made a phone call, after which three other men arrived at the station, and the teenagers were attacked. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured, but this was still a nasty assault which left two of the boys with cuts and bruises. We are committed to reducing crime on the rail network by 20 per cent by 2019, while increasing passenger confidence by 10 per cent at the same time. The public can help us by reporting crime. I believe the man in the image we are issuing today has vital information about this incident. If you recognise him, let us know.

– PC Liam Deasley

Anyone with information is asked to contactBritish Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference MSUB/B8 of 13/01/2015.Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Teenager charged in connection with assault

A teenage boy has appeared in court after an assault in Chatham.

A 15-year-old boy was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries, consistent with stab wounds, after the incident in the area of Ordnance Street at around 4.15pm on Sunday 28 December.

A 15-year-old boy, of no fixed address, has been charged with wounding with intent and possessing a knife in a public place. He appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 30 December and was remanded until he appears at Maidstone Crown Court on 19 January 2015.

A 15-year-old boy from Medway and a 17-year-old boy from Ashford were also arrested in connection with the incident and have been bailed until 19 February 2015 pending further enquiries.

Ticket inspector assaulted on board train near Banbury

British transport police investigating an alleged assault on a train heading to Banbury Credit: Press Association

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which is alleged to have taken place on board a train as it travelled between Leamington Spa and Banbury stations. Officers are investigating an assault on a train manager which took place on Saturday, 22 November 2014.

A member of rail staff was checking tickets onboard the 1655hrs Birmingham Moor Street – London Marylebone service when he became involved in an altercation with a male passenger in the centre carriage of the train. The passenger is then alleged to have followed the member ofstaff into the rear carriage of the train where he assaulted him. The train was busy and a number of passengers came to the aid of the member of staff following the incident. I am today appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, and the passengers who helped the member of staff to his feet, to come forward as I believe they will be able to assist our investigation.

– Investigating officer, PC Liam Deasley

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016.Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestopperson 0800555 111.

In all calls, please quote incidentreference MSUB/B8 of 27/11/14.

Man has jaw fractured after being assaulted outside pub

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted outside a pub in Alton.

The incident happened at around 1am on Saturday, November 8 when the 23-year-old victim was outside the White Horse public house on the High Street. He was assaulted by a man; during the assault he was struck and knocked unconscious.

The victim was taken to the North Hampshire Hospital for treatment for a fractured jaw and other facial injuries.

I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened or anyone who has any other information that could assist our inquiry.

– Detective Constable Jonathan Swift

22 year old man assaulted in Brighton

22 year old man assaulted in Brighton Credit: Sussex Police

Police investigating an assault on a 22-year-old man in the Steine Lane area of Brighton, close to the YMCA, have appealed for help in identifying the men shown here. Officers believe they may be able to help with their enquiries. The assault took place shortly after midnight in the early hours of Sunday, 19 October. The victim was approached by a group of men, one of whom punched him several times to the head. The victim fell to the ground, whereupon he was struck several more times. As a result he suffered serious cuts and bruising. Anyone who saw the attack or who may have information about it or the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) image shown here is asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 303 of 20/10. Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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