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School boy punched in face in random unprovoked attack

Police are appealing for information after an 11-year-old boy was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack.

The schoolboy was walking home in Trowbridge when he was approached by two men, thought to be in their late teens.

One of the men asked the boy what he was looking at, before punching him in the face, causing a black eye.

The man was challenged by a passing motorist, before running off along Brown Street in the direction of Tesco Extra.

The boy received medical treatment at Trowbridge Hospital following the incident.

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The suspect is described as a white man, aged around 18-years-old and was wearing a beanie hat and glasses.

This was a really nasty attack on a young boy by an unknown man.

We are really keen to speak to the motorist who was passing the area at the time and challenged the man. This motorist may have vital information which could help our investigation.

We'd also like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who may know who the suspect may be.

– PC Mark Hough, community coordinator


Blackwell reveals he 'flatlined' before doctors saved his life

Blackwell during the fight Credit: PA

Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell has revealed that his heart stopped before he was put into an induced coma which ultimately saved his life.

Blackwell flatlined in an ambulance after the British Middleweight bout in March which left him fighting for his life.

The fight was stopped in the 10th round, and the boxer taken to an ambulance where he collapsed and "died".

Blackwell, who can remember nothing of the fight or his subsequent injury, was saved when a doctor injected adrenaline into his heart, and placed him into a coma.

The boxer says he was only told of the horrors after waking up.

I passed out, into the ambulance, and I flatlined, so I died for a little while.

– Nick Blackwell
Boxer Nick Blackwell has announced his retirement from boxing in April Credit: Nick Potts/PA

The 25 year-old was also critical of his opponent, Chris Eubank Junior, for holding a press conference in the immediate aftermath - despite pleas from Blackwell's family not to.


Boxer Blackwell on the mend in hospital

Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell looks to be recovering well after waking from his induced coma.

He received a visit from one of his sponsors, who tweeted this picture of Blackwell giving the thumbs up from his hospital bed.

The 25-year-old was rushed to hospital last month after the British middleweight title contest with Chris Eubank Jr was stopped in round 10.

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