An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police after two young children were assaulted in Hazlemere.
On Saturday 29th April 2017, at about 6.00pm, an eight year old boy and a four year old girl were playing close to a property in Ashtree Walk when they were approached by two teenage boys.
The boys told the two younger children that if they did not come with them they would be hurt. They then took the two children about 30 metres to a nearby alley, close to Firs Walk, before pushing them into some stinging nettles. The teenage boys then left in the direction of Rose Avenue.
The first offender is a teenage boy with light skin and short brown hair. He was wearing a ‘Minions’ t-shirt, a grey bomber jacket and a silver necklace with a cross on it. He is about 5ft 4ins tall.
The second offender is a white teenage boy, with brown hair and about 5ft 4ins tall. He was wearing a navy blue t-shirt.
Investigating officer, PC Jessica Martin, based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘Neither of the two children were injured as a result of this incident, but understandably they are both very upset and distraught.
I would like to reassure the public that we do not believe this to be a child abduction incident. However, clearly the offenders have been cruel to two younger children, and have caused them a great deal of distress.
I am therefore appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward and call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.‘
Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information that could help with their enquiries to please call the police non-emergency number 101 quoting reference ‘43170123695’ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.