Boy, 10, punched for throwing a snowball
POLICE are hunting for a motorist who punched a 10-year-old boy when his car was hit by a snowball.
The boy and his friends were throwing snowballs in Miller Way, Estover, on Tuesday afternoon when one hit a passing red car.
The driver stopped and approached the group before punching the 10-year-old boy in the head, police say.
The youngster, from Estover, suffered slight bruising to his hand after trying to defend himself.
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Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault.
It happened at the bus stop near to the junction of Miller Way and Keswick Crescent at around 4pm.
Officers are trying to trace the driver who was described as a white man in his early to mid 40s, around 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build.
He was wearing a black fleece and black trousers, and spoke with a foreign accent, police say.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference EL/13/262.
Alternatively, information can be passed on via the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.