Appeal for information after assault - Maidenhead
Monday 15 February 2016, 2:43pm
Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after an assault against children in Maidenhead.
At around 11.10am this morning (15/2), two children were in Oaken Grove Park when they were involved in a verbal altercation with a man who they did not know.
He accused them of misbehaving and then physically assaulted the children, grabbing them and pushing them.
The children, who are aged 11 and 12, did not sustain any serious injuries but were left with red marks and scratches from the assault.
The offender is white, aged in his fifties, approximately 6ft, large build with a grey beard. He was wearing a brown hat which said Bushfield Park on it, a brown leather jacket, jeans, brown boots and sunglasses.
He had two children and a dog with him. The dog is thought to have been a white and brown King Charles Spaniel.
Investigating officer, PC Emma Budd from Maidenhead police station, said: “Parents and children will understandably be concerned to hear about this incident which took place in Oaken Grove Park today. I would like to reassure residents that we are taking this incident very seriously and working to trace the offender. “This appears to have been an unprovoked attack. Fortunately the children were not seriously hurt, but they are understandably upset and shaken by what has happened to them.
“As it is half term it is likely the park would have been busy and there may have been many other people who saw what occurred. I would like to speak to anyone who has not already come forward to police. Officers are in the area making enquiries this afternoon so please feel free to speak to them if you have any concerns.”
If you have any information about the incident please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
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