Girl dressed as a chicken punched in the face by boy outside Northampton discount store

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A teenage girl dressed as a chicken was punched in the face outside a 99p Store by a boy while she was working to promote a town centre restaurant.

The attack happened on Sunday, October 27, between 3.10pm and 3.40pm, in Gold Street, Northampton, police today revealed.

The 17-year-old girl was working for Pepe’s Piri Piri, a chicken restaurant in Gold Street.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police: “She was standing outside the 99p Store when a boy approached her from the direction of Sol Central and punched her in the face.

“He made off towards the town centre.”

The attacker was white, about 14-years-old, 5ft 3in, with a slim build.

He wore a blue hooded top with white stripes on the sleeves and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Police think he was with another boy who was riding a BMX bike.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.