Passer-by slapped boy

POLICE are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted.

The boy was walking with a friend in High Street, Hadleigh, at around 11am on Saturday, when he moved out of the way to allow a man to pass.

The man took the boy’s hand, threw his bike to the ground and slapped him before walking off.

The boy was extremely upset and managed to find a police officer but the man was not seen again.

He is described as white, around 6ft tall, in his 50s or 60s, of slim build and with grey hair. He was wearing a blue denim jacket, blue jeans and a dark blue T-shirt.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact Pc Debbie Tyrrell at Ipswich Police on 01473 613500.