Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on an 11-year-old boy on Mannington Lane in Westlea.
The boy was walking along the lane around 6pm on Wednesday 3 August when an unknown man jumped out from the bushes, pulled him to the floor and assaulted him. The boy managed to get away and ran home; he only received minor injures but was very shaken.
The suspect is described as: Asian, around 19-years-old, wearing a white bandana over his mouth and nose and a black bandana over his head; he was also wearing a black tracksuit with black and white patches on the front of the top.
PC Julie Box said: “We would like to speak to anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time. If you can help with our enquiries please contact me.”
PC Julie Box can be contacted by calling 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.