Police appeal after young boy prevented from leaving bus in Worthing

Police SUS-150806-131342001
Police SUS-150806-131342001

Police are appealing for witnesses to what they are describing as an assault on a young boy while he was travelling on a bus in South Street, Worthing, on Saturday (December 5).

A Sussex Police statement says that the boy, aged seven-nine, was wearing a black tracksuit and black trainers.

He was on a ‘Pulse’ bus with a man, described as 30-40, of large build and with receding short dark hair. The man’s clothing included black trousers and black shoes.

Between 3pm and 3.10pm the boy tried to get off the bus at the South Street stop but was forcibly restrained by the man.

PC David Slade, of the Durrington Neighbourhood Response Team, said: “This was a totally unacceptable assault on a child.

“If anyone has information about the incident or the pair’s identities, I’d ask them to contact police.”

Witnesses should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 984 of 05/12.

Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111, www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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