Boy, 11, attacked on way home from school in Portsmouth

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A TEENAGER who assaulted an 11-year-old boy in an unprovoked attack as he walked home from school is being hunted by police.

The victim was left with a swollen eye and pain to his head after the boy hit him in the subway at the top of Commercial Road near McDonald’s in Portsmouth as he walked home with a friend.

Now police are appealing for witnesses to the assault – which happened at about 3pm on Friday – to help bring the attacker to justice.

PC Jodie Lawford from Fratton police station said: ‘This was an entirely unprovoked attack on a young boy as he walked home from school by an older child unknown to him.

‘Violence will not be tolerated in Portsmouth and I would like to hear from anyone who has information about this incident and can help us to identify the suspect.’

The suspect is white, aged 13 to 14 and 5ft 7in tall. He wore a black jumper, black jeans and black trousers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Lawford at Fratton station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.