Police plea after racial assault on boy in Falkirk

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A 14-year-old boy was assaulted and racially abused in Falkirk.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place around 7.50 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, in the town’s Newmarket Street when the youngster was waiting for a bus.

A Central Scotland Police spokeswoman said: “The victim was approached by two boys aged around 15, one of whom assaulted and racially abused him.

‘‘He walked away towards the bus station where he was once again assaulted and racially abused.’’

Poice are keen to speak to four boys who were seen in Newmarket Street. They were all about 15 years of age and described as being of slim build with short dark hair.

The first was also said to be wearing a dark jacket with white around the shoulders and dark trousers while the second had a dark, tight-fitting jacket with dark trousers.

The third boy was wearing a white jacket and dark trousers and the fourth a dark jacket and light coloured jeans. The boys had a yellow mountain bike which was passed between them all.

The first two boys described were also seen in the bus station where the boy was assaulted again.

The spokeswoman added: “Fortunately the victim was uninjured during this attack but we urge any members of the public who may have seen the boy being followed or have any information in relation to this incident to contact us.”

Anyone with information can call Central Scotland Police on (01786) 456000 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.