Teen assaulted while walking to school

PUBLISHED: 16:23 02 June 2014 | UPDATED: 16:23 02 June 2014

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A TEENAGER was assaulted by two boys while on his way to school, sparking a police appeal for witnesses.

The 13-year-old boy was walking along a footpath between Rectory Way and Marchfields Way in Weston at about 9.30am when the incident happened.

He was approached from behind and assaulted on May 20, and suffered facial injuries when he fell to the floor.

When he got up he realised he was in a secluded area about 50 yards from where the attack occurred. It is thought the impact of hitting the ground may have stunned or knocked out the victim and the attackers may have carried him to the area.

His mobile phone, which was damaged, was found nearby.

The suspects are believed to be two white boys, aged 16-17 years, who both had light brown hair.

One of the suspects was wearing a purple top and blue jeans.

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses.

A spokesman said: “The walkway is normally a busy place with schoolchildren and shoppers using it, and someone may have seen the victim being carried but misinterpreted as teenagers fooling around.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the constabulary on the force number 101, quoting reference 50429/14.

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