Eight-year-old Camborne boy injured in assault

Falmouth Packet: Eight-year-old Camborne boy injured in assault Eight-year-old Camborne boy injured in assault

An eight-year-old child has ben treated for minor injuries after an alleged assault on Wellington Road, Camborne on Friday.

Police say that at around 5pm on April 11, a man was seen behaving suspiciously and was challenged by the young child. The man then confronted the boy, who sustained minor injuries after a brief altercation.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 30-years-old, and about 5’6” tall. He has a medium, muscly, build, and a dark beard with no moustache. He was wearing a sleeveless grey hooded top with red lining or piping, and a black jacket with the sleeves ripped off.

He also has a prominent scar on his upper left arm. He was carrying an orange and grey backpack with something sharp sticking from it.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the offender in the area or anyone acting suspiciously.

Anyone with information should contact A/DS Lewis at Camborne CID via the Devon and Cornwall Police Non-emergency Line 101. Or via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting ref. AC/14/1486.

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