Young boy assaulted in Taunton

Although it was a long time ago, Police are now appealing for the public’s help to identify the perpetrator in an assault case.

The incident took place between 4.45pm and 5.15pm on Tuesday 19 May. The victim, a 13 year old boy, was punched and kicked in the face during the incident, which happened while he was sat in Parlour Fields, near Leycroft Road, Taunton. He suffered brusing and swelling and a possible fractured eye socket.

Avon & Somerset Police describe the perpetrator as a man, white, with black greasy hair. He was wearing a navy blue or black tracksuit with long sleeves and a hood, and long dark trousers. We attach a photo which the Police acknowledge is not the finest quality.

Nevertheless this was a serious assault on a young boy and the Police need your help. If you can help with their investigation, please call 101 and given the call handler the reference number 5220108733.

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