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Men attack boy in town centre

PUBLISHED: 14:16 11 July 2001 | UPDATED: 10:20 03 March 2010

WITNESSES are being sought to an attack on a teenage boy in broad daylight in Felixstowe town centre.

WITNESSES are today being sought to an attack on a teenage boy in broad daylight in Felixstowe town centre.

The 14-year-old boy was with friends outside Paperchain Dillons Newsagent in Hamilton Road when he was assaulted by two men.

The men approached him and grabbed him by the neck, forcing him up against the front of the shop. The boy suffered scratches to his neck.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident – which happened at 1.20pm yesterday – and today released descriptions of the men they want to trace.

The men are white and aged 25 to 32.

The first is more than 6ft tall, of very large build with a shaven head, a tattoo on his right arm – possibly in Celtic pattern – and was wearing a white T-shirt.

The second man was very skinny and shorter than the first man, with a shavehead and a "smiley face" stud in his left ear.

The assault happened at a time when the shopping centre was at its busiest and there were hundreds of people about on their lunch hours and police feel certain the incident would have been seen by many people.

Officers are particularly keen to trace a woman who asked the teenager if he was all right after the incident.

Anyone with information should contact PC Darryn Nunn at Felixstowe police station on 01473 383300.

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