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Teenager suffers cut in attack in Kelstedge

An investigation has been launched after a teenage boy was left with a cut on his stomach after being grabbed by a man near to Kelstedge Inn.

Police have said a 16-year old boy was walking along The Causeway at around 11pm on Thursday, 21st July, when he was approached by a man who grabbed him by the shoulder.

The is said to have felt a scratching pain to his stomach and ran round the corner to the bus stop, getting on the X17 Stagecoach bus which was arriving.

The boy later realised he had suffered a cut to his stomach and went to hospital but was released a short time later.

He has described the man as black, stocky and around 5ft 8ins tall. He had a beard and wore baggy trousers, white Adidas trainers, a black beanie hat and a blue jacket.

Police are now trying to trace any witnesses to the attack or any passengers who were on the X17 at that time.

Anyone who may have information about what happened can call DC Paul Keens on 101, quoting reference number 16000203341.

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