Update: Police seek man after assault on teenager in St Albans

Herts Police are seeking this man following an assault in St Albans

Herts Police are seeking this man following an assault in St Albans - Credit: Archant

The police have this afternoon (Tuesday) released an image of a man they would like to speak to about an alleged assault of a 17-year-old boy on board a bus in St Albans city centre.

Herts Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the teenager was struck on the head at about 8.05pm last Friday, January 10.

PC Mark Smith, investigating, said the assault occurred on board a Uno S4 bus, which had stopped at the St Peter’s Street bus stop.

The victim was struck on the side of his head by the offender, who was described as a white man, aged between 20 and 25.

The man was over 6ft 2ins tall, clean shaven and wearing a grey hooded top and light coloured baggy trousers. He was carrying a wine bottle.

PC Smith said: “I would like to speak to the man pictured as it may be possible he witnessed the incident. If you recognise him, please contact me immediately.”

A woman on board the bus at the time of the attack stopped to help the boy and the police would like to speak to her also.

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The S4 service goes via St Albans city centre, both the city and Abbey railway stations and Cottonmill.

PC Smith said: “This was an unprovoked attack and the victim, although not injured, was left very shaken by what happened.

“I am grateful to the woman on the bus who helped the victim and I am eager to speak to her. I would also urge anyone else who may have witnessed the incident or knows the identity of the offender to contact me straight away.”

PC Smith can be contacted via non-emergency number 101, or you can phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.