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Appeal for witnesses following assault in Redditch

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an assault in Redditch last Tuesday (3 April).

At approximately 8pm, a 15-year-old boy was walking with a friend on Bromsgrove Road towards Redditch United Football Club when he was assaulted by two other males near to the Trades and Labour Club. He was punched and kicked, causing him to sustain injuries to his face, arms and legs. He did not require hospital treatment.

It is believed the offenders may have followed the victim and his friend from the bus station area of Redditch, where there was a bigger group of males gathered. After the incident, the offenders left in the direction of Ipsley Street.

There have been no arrests.

One of the offenders is described as Asian, around 17 years old, 6' 3'' of a stocky build with short black hair. He was wearing a grey puffa jacket and blue jeans.

The other offender is described as Asian, around 15-16 years old, between 5' 10'' and 5' 11'', of a slim build. He was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

PC Martyn Dudley, based at Redditch police station, said: "We are appealing for any witnesses or information to this assault, which is currently being treated as unprovoked.

"If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information which may assist with our enquiries, please call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident reference 683s of 3 April 2018."

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

Issued: 3.55pm, Monday 9 April, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 09/04/18