Autistic boy assaulted in Lincoln

A 14-year-old local autistic boy has been threatened and punched by two youths in Lincoln.

The incident happened at around 4.05pm on Friday, December 6. The boy was walking along Nettleham Road towards Outer Circle Road when he was approached from behind by two youths.

Lincolnshire Police said the youths threatened and assaulted the boy. He was punched several times, then the two offenders ran off.

The boy sustained some minor bruising but was also shaken and upset by the ordeal.

The two youth wore dark clothing with hoods which hid their faces, police said.

Investigating officer PC Simon Berger is trying to trace witnesses to the assault. He can be contacted via the 101 non-emergency number quoting incident number 339 of December 6.

Alternatively, anyone with any information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.