Witnesses sought after young boy is attacked

Taxi driver assaulted by youth with knife in Southsea

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TEENAGERS pushed a 12-year-old boy off his bike and tried to cut him with a penknife.

The boy was cycling along David Newbury Drive, in Lee-on-the-Solent, when two boys in Bay House School uniforms pushed him off his bike.

After kicking him in the legs, one of the teenagers held the 12-year-old to the ground while the other tried to cut his arm with a small, blunt penknife.

The blade, which had a camouflage-style cover, was too blunt to injure the boy and he only suffered a minor scratch.

The attack happened at around 3.25pm on April 6.

The suspects are described as being around 14 or 15 years old.

Police are urging anyone who saw the boys to come forward.

PC Sam Gee said: ‘While the boy was relatively unhurt in this incident, he was understandably shaken by it.

‘This kind of behaviour is entirely unacceptable and we want to find the offenders before they commit any more offences.

‘If you saw the assault or have any information about those responsible, please get in touch.’

Anyone with information should contact Gosport police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.