Driver got out of car and punched Hapton schoolboy, 14

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Driver got out of car and punched Hapton schoolboy, 14 Driver got out of car and punched Hapton schoolboy, 14

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was left with cuts and bruises after he was attacked by a driver as he walked home from school.

The youngster was walking in Manchester Road, Hapton, when a black BMW sped past him and overtook another vehicle.

When the Shuttleworth College pupil turned round to see what had happened, the driver turned the car around and came back towards the victim and his friend.

The Hapton teen, who was standing near the junction with Castle Clough Lane, said the man got out of the car, walked towards him and tried to push him over.

But the young rugby player fought back to stop himself being forced to the ground.

The driver grabbed him by the throat and punched him twice to the face, shouting ‘don’t look at me’. The boy’s mother said she had checked in local pubs and shops to see if there might be any CCTV of the vehicle.

The 37-year-old said: “My son is only 14 and this has shocked us. He must have been frightened.

“I am worried that because he is such a deep person he is holding it all in. I do not think it has hit him yet what has gone on and the extent of it. It is just scary.”

The youngster suffered three cuts under his lip, which became swollen, and bruising to his nose.

His mother appealed for anybody with information about the attack, which happened last Friday to call police.

The attacker was described as around 6ft tall and in his mid 30s to early 40s. He had short, dark greying hair and was wearing work clothes.

A police spokesman said: “We got a report at 5.10pm on Friday about an assault. An investigation is ongoing.”

Anybody with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:05am Tue 13 May 14

vicn1956 says...

Some people think being a man is being able to use their fists.
Some people think being a man is being able to use their fists. vicn1956
  • Score: 24

1:20pm Tue 13 May 14

noddy57 says...

This thug needs putting away for a stretch,, it may make him realise you cannot go around punching young boys and expect to get away with it even though some youngsters can be cheeky this was out of order,,hope they do catch his car on cctv.
This thug needs putting away for a stretch,, it may make him realise you cannot go around punching young boys and expect to get away with it even though some youngsters can be cheeky this was out of order,,hope they do catch his car on cctv. noddy57
  • Score: 15

1:44pm Tue 13 May 14

Frisson says...

correct me if Im wrong but wouldnt the colour of the mans skin narrow down the search a little? Surely the lad attacked would have know if he was a black or white person?
correct me if Im wrong but wouldnt the colour of the mans skin narrow down the search a little? Surely the lad attacked would have know if he was a black or white person? Frisson
  • Score: 21

2:20pm Tue 13 May 14

We'll win the next one says...

Frisson wrote:
correct me if Im wrong but wouldnt the colour of the mans skin narrow down the search a little? Surely the lad attacked would have know if he was a black or white person?
Poor reporting
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: correct me if Im wrong but wouldnt the colour of the mans skin narrow down the search a little? Surely the lad attacked would have know if he was a black or white person?[/p][/quote]Poor reporting We'll win the next one
  • Score: 21

4:13pm Tue 13 May 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

he must be colourless hight description hair colour age but not if black or white?????????
he must be colourless hight description hair colour age but not if black or white????????? ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 10

6:28pm Tue 13 May 14

pwitch says...

I think it would be useful to advise children to get a number plate detail in any case like this so that in the future any driver will know he is at risk of being caught. Mention this to the police please for future use.
I think it would be useful to advise children to get a number plate detail in any case like this so that in the future any driver will know he is at risk of being caught. Mention this to the police please for future use. pwitch
  • Score: 5

6:38pm Tue 13 May 14

MerlinTheVoiceofReason2 says...

What a surprise - a thuggish BMW driver. Bullies, Morons and W*****s.
What a surprise - a thuggish BMW driver. Bullies, Morons and W*****s. MerlinTheVoiceofReason2
  • Score: 13

6:59pm Tue 13 May 14

ossym says...

MerlinTheVoiceofReas
on2
wrote:
What a surprise - a thuggish BMW driver. Bullies, Morons and W*****s.
Delusions of uber alles.
[quote][p][bold]MerlinTheVoiceofReas on2[/bold] wrote: What a surprise - a thuggish BMW driver. Bullies, Morons and W*****s.[/p][/quote]Delusions of uber alles. ossym
  • Score: 4

7:03pm Tue 13 May 14

ossym says...

Frisson wrote:
correct me if Im wrong but wouldnt the colour of the mans skin narrow down the search a little? Surely the lad attacked would have know if he was a black or white person?
Was he Aryan?
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: correct me if Im wrong but wouldnt the colour of the mans skin narrow down the search a little? Surely the lad attacked would have know if he was a black or white person?[/p][/quote]Was he Aryan? ossym
  • Score: -1

10:19pm Tue 13 May 14

ikap22 says...

He was green. Incredible hulk 😲
He was green. Incredible hulk 😲 ikap22
  • Score: 0

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