Appeal after assault on 16-year-old boy in Kelstedge

Detectives are trying to trace witnesses of an assault on a 16-year-old boy in Kelstedge.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 3:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:36 pm
News from the police
News from the police

The boy was walking along The Causeway, near to the Kelstedge Inn, at around 11pm on Thursday, July 21 when he was approached by a man who grabbed him by the shoulder.

The boy felt a scratching pain to his stomach and ran round the corner to the bus stop, getting on the X17 Stagecoach bus which was arriving.

He later realised he had suffered a cut to his stomach. He went to hospital but was released a short time later.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

He has described the man as black, stocky and around 5ft 8ins tall. He had a beard and wore baggy trousers, white Adidas trainers, a black beanie hat and a blue jacket.

Police are trying to trace witnesses, or any passengers on the X17 bus at that time.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Paul Keens on 101, quoting reference 16000203341.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.