Assault On Teenage Boy In Redditch
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a teenage boy in Redditch.
It happened at 3.40pm on Thursday, 4 October.
The victim, a 13-year-old boy, was walking along a pathway near to Fownhope Close, Redditch, when he was approached by a youth on a mountain bike. The youth rode at the victim and fell off his bike. He got up and grabbed the victim around the throat before headbutting him to the face.
A woman walking a white Staffordshire bull terrier intervened by shouting at the offender who made off on his bike towards the Winyates Centre.
PC Phil Jinks of West Mercia Police said he would like to speak to the woman or any other person who witnessed the incident as a matter of urgency.
He said: "The victim was left with facial injuries and was very shaken by the whole incident."
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jinks on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 365-s-041012 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.