Appeal after serious assault in Braehead
Published 20 November 2017
Detectives are appealing for information after a 12 year old boy was seriously assaulted in Braehead on Sunday 12th November 2017.
Around 1430 hours the victim and three friends left the Braehead shopping Centre and headed towards the pirate ship play park.
They came across another group of teenage boys and words were exchanged before the victim and his friends were chased. The suspect caught up with the victim at the stairs near to Krispy Kreme where he punched him.The suspect is then believed to have made his way back into Braehead shopping centre.
He is described as 12 to 13 years old, 5ft 6 in height, of slim build, with red hair which was shaved in at the sides and longer and combed back on the top. He was wearing a black jacket and tracksuit bottoms.The victim was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital where he required surgery for a facial injury.
Detective Constable Laura Watt from Paisley CID said: “This type of violent behaviour is completely unacceptable and enquiries are ongoing to trace the person responsible.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the Braehead area on Sunday afternoon and may have noticed a group of teenage boys at the rear of the shopping centre, or indeed the assault itself, to please come forward.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Paisley CID via 101 and quote incident number 0819 of 16th November 2017. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”
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