Sussex police hunt three boys who threw a clump of dirt at a baby

Three-month-old baby is hurt by clump of dirt thrown from scaffolding by three boys aged between 10 and 14

  • Three boys clambered up scaffolding in Horsham, West Sussex on Monday 
  • They collected clumps of moss and threw them at the people on the ground
  • The yobs hit a three month old baby who luckily escaped serious injury

Police are hunting three boys aged between 10 and 14 after a clump of dirt thrown from scaffolding hit a three-month-old baby boy. 

The three boys are believed to have climbed scaffolding onto a roof and then collected lumps of moss and other debris they found which they hurled at passers-by below.

Fortunately the baby was not badly hurt in the incident which happened in Horsham, West Sussex last Monday evening.

Police are hunting three boys who through a clump of dirt at a three-month-old baby on Monday evening from on top of some scaffolding in Horsham, West Sussex

A spokesman for Sussex Police said today: ‘Officers have launched an appeal after a three-month-old baby was hurt in Horsham.

‘It is alleged that the victim was hit with a large clump of moss and dirt from a roof on West Street at about 6.30pm on Monday September 19.

‘A report was received stating that three youths were seen to reach the roof by climbing scaffolding and then throwing moss down to the public walking below. Thankfully, the baby did not sustain any serious injuries.

‘Following the incident, three boys were seen running from the area on foot, in the direction of Swan Walk. The first suspect is described as a 10-12-year-old boy, with blond hair, wearing a grey tracksuit.

‘The second suspect is described as a 14-year-old boy, with short back and sides hair. Lastly, the third suspect is described as a boy aged between 10 and 14 years with short hair, wearing a black sports shirt and long black trousers.

‘Anyone who was in the area at the time and has any relevant information to the investigation, can report online or call 101.’

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