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10 year old boy assaulted in suspected racially motivated attack

A warning that this article contains images of cuts, grazes and bruises which some readers may find distressing.

Police are investigating after a 10-year-old boy was assaulted in a suspected racially motivated attack.

Credit: Family

It happened in Bristol on September 5 - the victim was approached by two other boys in the Station Avenue South area of Fishponds at around 5.30pm.

It’s believed the boys took the victim into a nearby building site and assaulted him.

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He was found by a member of the public who took him back to their home.

The boy was later taken to Bristol Children’s Hospital to be treated for injuries to his face and body, but has since been discharged.

The 10 year old was treated for injuries to his face and body. Credit: Family

We’re treating this as a racially motivated crime due to words used by the offenders during the assault.

Any form of hate crime will be thoroughly investigated and we will be supporting the victim’s family and keeping them fully informed of our progress.

– Det Insp Steve Cartlidge

Two boys, aged 12 and 11, have been identified and spoken to by officers - who are arranging for them to be formally interviewed.

The victim is also due to be video interviewed to gain a full picture of what happened.

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Police are appealing for witnesses:

“We’d like to thank the local community for the help they’ve already provided to us, as well as the woman who came to the victim’s aid following the assault.

“If anyone has information about this incident, or if you were in the Station Avenue South area of Fishponds at the time it happened, please call us as soon as possible.”

If you can help, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5216197665

  • If you can help, please call police on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5216197665