BRAINTREE BREAKING ESSEX

A man followed them and assaulted the boy by punching him to the back of his head

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted while walking in Braintree.
 
The boy and his girlfriend, aged 14, were in Rayne Road near the back of Argos in Bocking End, just after 6.30pm on 30 September, when they were approached by a man who followed them and assaulted the boy by punching him to the back of his head.
 
The man is described as white, wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket with orange stripes down the sleeves and black shorts.
 
Anyone with information about this man’s identity is asked to contact PC Charlie Partridge at Braintree police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.