Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11 year old boy was punched in the head, kicked to the floor, and verbally abused in Bridgwater earlier this month.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police say they're treating the assault as racially motivated. The attack happened on Sunday 6 October in Moorland Way.

PC Jennifer Atkinson said:

This is a worrying incident in which a young boy has been attacked and verbally abused. We’re treating this as a hate crime due to the words used by the offender during the attack.

PC Jennifer Atkinson, Avon and Somerset Police