Witness appeal after racially-aggravated assault in Stevenage
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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a racially-aggravated assault in Stevenage.
The incident occurred at around 12.30pm on Tuesday 7 November, in the underpass that runs beneath Six Hills way between Asda and the town centre.
It is reported that a 16-year-old boy was walking towards the town centre when he was approached by a large group of males.
He was then punched in the head by one of them, before being kicked on the floor by several others. Remarks were made towards the victim during the incident which made him feel he was targeted because of his race.
PC Oliver McWilliam, who is investigating, said: “Our enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances of this incident, which I understand will be distressing to the local community.
“We are appealing for anyone with information to please get in touch with police if they haven’t already.
“I am particularly keen to speak to a female who may have witnessed the incident and intervened by shouting at the suspects, causing them to run away. If this is you, please email me directly.
“Our Safer Neighbourhood Team officers have also increased patrols in the area as a result, and if you have any concerns please do approach and speak to us.”