Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 36 year old man and his seven year old son were verbally abused and assaulted in a Bedford street on Friday July 4.
The incident happened at around 8.40am as the victim was walking his son to school along Church Lane, Bedford. The pair were followed by the offender â€“ a white woman in her late 30s â€“ who hurled a torrent of verbal abuse at the victim before slapping him around the face. The offender then went to hit the man a second time but missed and hit the young boy instead. The victim and his son then left the area and called the police.
Sergeant Darren Cox, who is investigating the incident, is keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault and may have seen the offender or the incident taking place.
If you have information relating to this incident, contact PS Cox, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.