Two children 'aged between 10 and 12' throw stones at man, 63, outside Portsmouth shop

THIS was the injury caused to a 63-year-old man after two children ‘aged between 10 and 12’ hurled stones at his face.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 6:44 pm
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 9:18 pm

The victim was assaulted as he left the RD News Premier store in Stamshaw Road, Stamshaw, police said.

Youngsters hurled stones at him, leaving him bloodied and bruised, with a swollen cheek under his left eye.

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The 63-year-old man was attacked by two children that police say were aged between 10 and 12 after he left a shop in Stamshaw. Photo: Portsmouth Police

Now police are hunting for the youngsters responsible for the assault, which took place between 8.30pm and 8.40pm.

In a statement on Facebook, Portsmouth Police said: ‘Two slim-built, white youths, aged between 10 and 12 years old and wearing dark-coloured clothes are thought to have thrown stones at the male as he left the shop.

‘We are looking to speak with anyone who may have further information . This may help us identify those involved.’

Those with information are urged to call police on 101, quoting reference number 44210135512.

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