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Renewed appeal after assault on child – Yate

A man in a blue coat, blue trousers and black shoes. He appears to be white
This man may have information which could help our investigation
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We’re issuing a renewed appeal after a child was assaulted by an unknown man in Yate last month.

It happened outside a convenience store in Abbotswood at about 3.35pm on Friday 4 November.

The man is reported to have assaulted the nine-year-old, who was on his mountain bike at the time. The boy fell to the ground but fortunately did not sustain any physical injuries.

We’re grateful to the witnesses who came forward following our earlier appeal and have been carrying out further enquiries.

Officers are now keen to trace the man pictured, who visited a nearby shop around the time of the incident and may have information which could help.

We’ve continued to keep the boy’s family updated and carried out targeted patrols in Abbotswood in the days after the incident.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222266465, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.