Police launch investigation into assault on teenage boy by man in Stevenage street

Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was pushed and hit by a man in broad daylight on Fr

Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was pushed and hit by a man in broad daylight on Friday. - Credit: Archant

Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was pushed and hit by a man in broad daylight on Friday.

The assault happened on a cycle path on Rockingham Way in Stevenage at about 5pm.

The victim was approached by the offender, who was riding a moped along the cycle path.

A verbal altercation followed, before the offender got off the moped and pushed and hit the victim several times, causing damage to his mobile phone.

The victim’s mum has taken to social media to appeal for witnesses to the assault, and one man has already come forward to say he saw what happened.

The suspect is described as a white man, of stocky build, and was bald. He was about 5ft 4ins tall and aged approximately in his mid 50s.

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation should call the Herts Police non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number E1/17/4717.