Boy, 14, attacked on way home from school

Police have issued a warning after thefts from vans.
Police have issued a warning after thefts from vans.

Police are appealing for information after a boy was assaulted on his way home from school.

At around 4.30pm on Monday, June 27, the 14-year-old boy was walking home from school along Butts Road in Bakewell when he was approached by three other boys.

A man and his young son then walked past and the three boys are believed to have sniggered. The man then shouted at the group, causing the three boys to run off, before he grabbed the 14-year-old boy and pushed him into a wall.

He is described as being aged in his early 40s with black, greying hair and facial hair.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone who recognises the description of the man above, to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Linda Hancock on 101, quoting reference number 16000174055. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.