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Hunt for boy who punched girl in the face after trespassing on school roof

Police have launched an appeal to find the attacker (picture: Joe Giddens/PA)
Police have launched an appeal to find the attacker (picture: Joe Giddens/PA)

POLICE are hunting a boy accused of punching a 17-year-old girl in the face outside a school on the Waterside.

The victim was attacked in Holbury, outside Cadland Primary School, between 4.45pm and 4.55pm on Saturday 6th February.

Officers have now launched a witness appeal, saying the incident started when two boys spotted trespassing on the roof of the school were challenged by a female passer-by.

She was struck in the face by one of the youths who then ran away towards Mark Drake Park. The other boy involved had already fled the scene.

The attacker was described as white, aged 15-16, approximately 5ft 6ins tall and of skinny build with quite short, mousey-brown hair and a mole on his cheek.

He was wearing dark clothing, possibly a hooded jacket, and carrying a black rucksack at the time of the incident.

A police spokesperson said: “Our officers have conducted initial lines of enquiry but are now turning to the public for help.

“We would like to speak with the boy in connection with the incident.

“Were you in the area at the time or did you see anyone acting suspiciously? Perhaps you have CCTV, Ring doorbell or dash-cam footage?”

Contact Hampshire police on 101, quoting 44210046151, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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