Witnesses sought after attack on boy

POLICE are investigating after a nine-year-old boy was picked up and dropped to the ground by two teenage boys in Woodbridge.The youngster - who suffered a bump and bruising to his head - was attacked after making a comment about the youths smoking.

POLICE are investigating after a nine-year-old boy was picked up and dropped to the ground by two teenage boys in Woodbridge.

The youngster - who suffered a bump and bruising to his head - was attacked after making a comment about the youths smoking.

He and a friend had been walking along Old Barrack Road when they passed some older boys.

The two young boys made a comment about the smoking and two of the teenagers went for the nine-year-old and his friend. Both young boys ran, but the nine-year-old was grabbed and assaulted.

He managed to walk home but later went to hospital for checks.

There were a number of people in the area around the time of the incident - about 6.20pm on Wednesday, November 8 - and police are asking the teenagers, and any witnesses to the incident, to come forward. They should call Woodbridge police on 01473 613500.

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