03/05/2016 Middlesbrough

Appeal for Witnesses After a 12-Year-Old Boy was Assaulted in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted on Broadwell Road in Middlesbrough near to Beechwood and Easterside Social Club.

The incident occurred on Tuesday 26th April at around 7:40am after a snowball accidentally hit a taxi and a verbal altercation ensued between the driver and three young males.

One of the youngsters was then grabbed by the taxi driver and punched twice in the face.

The victim was left with minor facial injuries but did not receive medical treatment.

The driver is described as an Asian male, around 5ft 6” tall, aged between 20 and 30 years old with short, black hair which was spikey on top. He was wearing a black hooded top and was driving a red Skoda Octavia taxi.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact PC Heather Coates on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.