Police appeal for information following assault on cycle path

Posted on Monday 14th December 2009 at 7:48 pm by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for information after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted, while cycling on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path on Tuesday, December 8.

At around 3.30pm the victim was cycling along the path between Staple Hill and Warmley, near to Mangotsfield Station, when he was approached by another male. It’s alleged that the suspect knocked the victim off his bike before punching him in the face and kicking him when he was on the floor.

The suspect is described as a white male, aged 15-16, with black hair about 2 inches long, just over 6 ft tall and of slim build. He was thought to be wearing black clothing, with a black coat done up.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have seen someone matching this description in the area at the time, should contact police in Staple Hill on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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