Hunt for gang after 15-year-old boy punched and kicked to ground in broad daylight

Sicey Avenue, Firth Park
Sicey Avenue, Firth Park
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A teenage boy was punched and kicked to the ground by a gang of men in broad daylight in Sheffield as he walked towards a bus stop.

The incident happened earlier this week at 8.30am on Tuesday, December 1, in the Sicey Avenue area of Firth Park.

The 15-year-old victim suffered facial injuries in the attack after reportedly being approached by a group of Asian men as he was walking towards a bus stop at the bottom of the road.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said the men, who are described as being aged between 19 and 20 years old, then chased the 15-year-old up Sicey Avenue towards the junction with North Quadrant.

The group are said to have caught up with the boy and then started kicking him and punching him to the floor.

CCTV footage from the local area is being examined by officers from the force as part of an investigation into the incident and police are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed either the incident itself or anyone running from the scene afterwards to come forward.

A description of the men has also been issued by police as part of the public appeal for information about what happened.

One of the men in the group was wearing a white hooded top and the others are believed to have been wearing dark clothing.

A spokesman for the police said: “Did you witness the assault? Did you see a group of men running up Sicey Avenue?

“Please call 101 or email quoting incident number 176 of December 1, 2015.

“Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The attack happened half-an-hour before lessons started at local schools, but police were not available to confirm whether or not the victim had been on his way to school or in his uniform when the incident happened.