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Teenager assaulted in Redditch
11:50am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in Local
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a teenage boy in Redditch.
The victim, a 13-year-old boy, was walking along a pathway near to Fownhope Close in Winyates, when he was approached by a youth on a mountain bike.
The youth rode at the victim and fell off his bike.
He got up and grabbed the victim around the throat before headbutting him to the face.
A woman walking a white Staffordshire bull terrier intervened by shouting at the offender who made off on his bike towards the Winyates Centre.
PC Phil Jinks of West Mercia Police said he would like to speak to the woman or any other person who witnessed the incident as a matter of urgency.
He said: "The victim was left with facial injuries and was very shaken by the whole incident."
The incident happened at 3.40pm on Thursday, October 4.
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident 365-s-041012 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.