12-year-old boy assaulted by man in Gosport

Police are investigating after the attack

Police are investigating after the attack

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A 12-year-old boy was assaulted by a man in Gosport.

The youngster was playing with a friend behind Asda in Speedfields Park, off Newgate Lane, last Sunday, when he was approached by the man sometime between 3pm and 4pm.

The man punched him in the face, knocking him to the floor and causing significant bruising and swelling.

The attacker then left. He was white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall, medium build, blonde hair with freckles.

A woman came to the boy’s help and police would like to hear from her as a potential witness.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone else who witnessed the incident or saw anyone matching the description of the offender.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Andrew Cullen at Fratton police station on 101, or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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