Assault on schoolboy in Leigh

A MAN assaulted a young boy as he walked home from school.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, grabbed the 12-year-old boy by the throat and pinned him against a fence in Eastwood Road North, Leigh, on December 12.

The boy, who lives locally, was walking home at about 3.30pm when the man described as stocky, about 5ft 5 to 6in tall with grey hair and wearing blue jeans, approached him.

The boy was unharmed but badly shaken.

Police only released the information today.

Anyone with information should contact PC Nicola Saunders at the Rayleigh Area Investigation Team on 101.

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12:13pm Mon 7 Jan 13

eddicaine says...

What is the point of the police releasing details almost a month after the incident??
What is the point of the police releasing details almost a month after the incident?? eddicaine
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12:35pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

calling operation yewtree.....
calling operation yewtree..... Eric Whim
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1:18pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Rich"Carol says...

Whats the whole story ? Why has it took a Month ? Was the boy a bully ? Did parents or grandparents think the school dismissed them reporting this boy for bullying ? Did a parent tell the kid to stop bullying to scare him ? Is this story true or could it have been made up ? Why after a month are we getting this story ?

If its true then no adult was entitled to man handle this boy.

Come on echo, tell us more !
Whats the whole story ? Why has it took a Month ? Was the boy a bully ? Did parents or grandparents think the school dismissed them reporting this boy for bullying ? Did a parent tell the kid to stop bullying to scare him ? Is this story true or could it have been made up ? Why after a month are we getting this story ? If its true then no adult was entitled to man handle this boy. Come on echo, tell us more ! Rich"Carol
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1:18pm Mon 7 Jan 13

emcee says...

Why on earth does it take the ploice so long to issue requests for information?
Why on earth does it take the ploice so long to issue requests for information? emcee
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1:51pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Alan Jacobs says...

is Freddie Starr performing in the area?
is Freddie Starr performing in the area? Alan Jacobs
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4:26pm Mon 7 Jan 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Alan Jacobs wrote:
is Freddie Starr performing in the area?
It was an assault...not a sexual assault.
[quote][p][bold]Alan Jacobs[/bold] wrote: is Freddie Starr performing in the area?[/p][/quote]It was an assault...not a sexual assault. DogsMessInLeigh
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4:37pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Rich"Carol says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Alan Jacobs wrote:
is Freddie Starr performing in the area?
It was an assault...not a sexual assault.
Whats Freddie Starr got to do with this anyway.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan Jacobs[/bold] wrote: is Freddie Starr performing in the area?[/p][/quote]It was an assault...not a sexual assault.[/p][/quote]Whats Freddie Starr got to do with this anyway. Rich"Carol
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5:46pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Essex Medja says...

Rich"Carol wrote:
Whats the whole story ? Why has it took a Month ? Was the boy a bully ? Did parents or grandparents think the school dismissed them reporting this boy for bullying ? Did a parent tell the kid to stop bullying to scare him ? Is this story true or could it have been made up ? Why after a month are we getting this story ?

If its true then no adult was entitled to man handle this boy.

Come on echo, tell us more !
What the heck has all this to do with a simple case of assault ??????
[quote][p][bold]Rich"Carol[/bold] wrote: Whats the whole story ? Why has it took a Month ? Was the boy a bully ? Did parents or grandparents think the school dismissed them reporting this boy for bullying ? Did a parent tell the kid to stop bullying to scare him ? Is this story true or could it have been made up ? Why after a month are we getting this story ? If its true then no adult was entitled to man handle this boy. Come on echo, tell us more ![/p][/quote]What the heck has all this to do with a simple case of assault ?????? Essex Medja
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