Appeal for information after boy assaulted in Brighton

Police investigating a report of an assault on a boy outside a supermarket in Brighton have appealed for witnesses and information to come forward.

The incident happened outside Morrison’s in St James’s Street at about 7.15pm on June 5.

A seven-year-old boy was walking with his family leaving the store.

As he walked, he was pushed over by a man walking in the other direction, causing him to fall backwards.

Officers are investigating and want any pedestrians or witnesses in the area who saw what happened to come forward.

The man was described as a man of large build, possibly in his 20s, with a brown beard.

He wore a blue woollen hat, a light blue or grey shirt, dark blue scarf, blue lanyard, and dark trousers.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to report it to Sussex Police online or on 101, quoting serial 1448 of 05/06.

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