Boy punched and chased in assault in Northampton’s Market Square

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault where a boy was punched and chased through Northampton town centre.

The attack happened between 7pm and 9pm on Monday, January 20, in the Market Square, when the 17-year-old victim was approached by a man who started an argument with him.

The man then punched him and briefly chased him before walking away in the direction of College Street.

The offender is described as white with a local accent, in his 30s with a skinny build, stubble and short ginger hair. He was wearing a dark blue jacket with a red stripe.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.