We are appealing for information after a teenage boy was assaulted on a bus in Liverpool last month.
A report was received that a 14-year-old boy was assaulted on the number 21 Stagecoach bus between 8.30-9pm on Sunday 9 June.
The bus was travelling on County Road when the victim, who was with a female, was approached by an older male who punched him. The victim lost a number of teeth in the assault.
Detective Constable John Wheeler said: “This was a shocking and unprovoked incident which happened on a bus with many other passengers on board.
“Clearly this would have been a memorable journey for those people, for all the wrong reasons, and we are appealing to them to come forward to help us bring the offender to justice.
“We know a number of the passengers came to the boy’s aid and one member of the public drove him to Alder Hey hospital for treatment. We are very keen to speak to them and anyone else with any information about this incident, however small it may seem.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident 19100300678 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/