Police hunt attackers after 13-year-old boy was punched in the face in violent Stevenage assault

A man was racially abused in Biggleswade in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A man was racially abused in Biggleswade in the early hours of Saturday morning. - Credit: Archant

A 13-year-old boy was punched in the face and had his bike kicked by two teenagers in Stevenage just before new year.

Police are investigating after the attack which took place at around 2pm on Wednesday, December 28.

The victim was pushing his bicycle along Julians Road when he was approached by two teenage boys.

They told him to empty his pockets before punching him several times in the face and kicking his bike. They then walked off in the direction of the Old Town.

The offenders are described as both white, aged around 14 years old and of slim build. The first attacker was wearing a blue tracksuit top and grey trousers, while the other – who was slightly taller than the first – was wearing dark grey jeans and a black Parka style coat.

PC Phil Farman, who is investigating, said: “This incident happened just before the bridge in Julians Road at the junction with Fairview Road.

“We believe that a woman wearing a red coat may have seen what happened and I am particularly keen to speak to her as she may have information that could assist this investigation.

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“I would also like to speak to anyone else who witnessed the incident or believes they saw two people matching the descriptions in the area around the time stated.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.