Witness appeal after two-year-old is struck in face with a potato

This Is Wiltshire: Police have appealed for witnesses after two men threw a potato at a two-year-old in a puchchair Police have appealed for witnesses after two men threw a potato at a two-year-old in a puchchair

WILTSHIRE Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault on a two-year-old boy in Swindon town centre.

The incident took place in the underpass that runs from Fleming Way to the town centre at approximately 4.40pm yesterday.

A man and a woman were pushing their two-year-old son in a pushchair along the underpass when someone threw a potato which struck the child on the face.

This resulted in the child suffering a cut to his lip.

The boy’s father gave chase to two men seen running away from the scene but they managed to get away.

One is described as wearing a black coat and the other is described as wearing a grey top with a cream and black chequered pattern on.

It is thought the male in the black coat ran into the Wetherspoons pub on Fleet Street and the other male ran along Fleet Street towards Faringdon Road.

Police officers were alerted to the incident and conducted an area search for the men but this was unsuccessful.

Anyone in the Fleming Way area during the time of the offence or who may have information on the incident is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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4:05pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Highworth Lad says...

cowards, hope they are caught. Poor little boy, would of been like being hit with a stone... Shame the dad didn't get them
cowards, hope they are caught. Poor little boy, would of been like being hit with a stone... Shame the dad didn't get them Highworth Lad
  • Score: 24

4:36pm Mon 13 Jan 14

benzss says...

Somebody must've had a chip on his shoulder
Somebody must've had a chip on his shoulder benzss
  • Score: -16

4:59pm Mon 13 Jan 14

twasadawf says...

Golden wonder whats going to happen next you can't even have a Walkers without Mister Potato Head getting up to mischief
Golden wonder whats going to happen next you can't even have a Walkers without Mister Potato Head getting up to mischief twasadawf
  • Score: -11

5:03pm Mon 13 Jan 14

twasadawf says...

twasadawf wrote:
Golden wonder whats going to happen next you can't even have a Walkers without Mister Potato Head getting up to mischief
PS hope the little lads okay
[quote][p][bold]twasadawf[/bold] wrote: Golden wonder whats going to happen next you can't even have a Walkers without Mister Potato Head getting up to mischief[/p][/quote]PS hope the little lads okay twasadawf
  • Score: -7

5:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

mrwoo says...

Ran into Weatherspoons, cctv should be available. A bit of street justice looks in order!
Ran into Weatherspoons, cctv should be available. A bit of street justice looks in order! mrwoo
  • Score: 10

5:21pm Mon 13 Jan 14

paulwb says...

That part of town must be covered by cctv. So surely they must get a good discription of the perps.
That part of town must be covered by cctv. So surely they must get a good discription of the perps. paulwb
  • Score: 11

5:39pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Wiltshirereader says...

Hope they catch the SCUMBAGS because that is exactly what they are. Poor little boy, he clearly did nothing to them. Makes my blood boil!!!!!!
Hope they catch the SCUMBAGS because that is exactly what they are. Poor little boy, he clearly did nothing to them. Makes my blood boil!!!!!! Wiltshirereader
  • Score: 8

6:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

umpcah says...

paulwb wrote:
That part of town must be covered by cctv. So surely they must get a good discription of the perps.
I doubt that this assault was malicious but the perpetrators need to be caught and suitably dealt with. CCTV should be helpful to the police.
[quote][p][bold]paulwb[/bold] wrote: That part of town must be covered by cctv. So surely they must get a good discription of the perps.[/p][/quote]I doubt that this assault was malicious but the perpetrators need to be caught and suitably dealt with. CCTV should be helpful to the police. umpcah
  • Score: -1

7:46pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bradley red 1 says...

Shows how much scum there is wallking around the town centre,shocking.
Shows how much scum there is wallking around the town centre,shocking. bradley red 1
  • Score: 4

11:23pm Mon 13 Jan 14

timt1964 says...

is the adver short of exagerated news stories?! "a boy was assaulted with a potato" surely theres a reason why they did it? maybe a dispute over a greggs pasty?
is the adver short of exagerated news stories?! "a boy was assaulted with a potato" surely theres a reason why they did it? maybe a dispute over a greggs pasty? timt1964
  • Score: -3

11:38am Tue 14 Jan 14

AndySN3 says...

benzss wrote:
Somebody must've had a chip on his shoulder
You really are a tw@t!!
[quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: Somebody must've had a chip on his shoulder[/p][/quote]You really are a tw@t!! AndySN3
  • Score: 1

11:39am Tue 14 Jan 14

AndySN3 says...

timt1964 wrote:
is the adver short of exagerated news stories?! "a boy was assaulted with a potato" surely theres a reason why they did it? maybe a dispute over a greggs pasty?
See comment to Benzss, another tw@t
[quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: is the adver short of exagerated news stories?! "a boy was assaulted with a potato" surely theres a reason why they did it? maybe a dispute over a greggs pasty?[/p][/quote]See comment to Benzss, another tw@t AndySN3
  • Score: 3

10:25am Thu 16 Jan 14

benzss says...

AndySN3 wrote:
benzss wrote:
Somebody must've had a chip on his shoulder
You really are a tw@t!!
Why?
[quote][p][bold]AndySN3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: Somebody must've had a chip on his shoulder[/p][/quote]You really are a tw@t!![/p][/quote]Why? benzss
  • Score: 0

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