A nine-year old boy was assaulted by a teenager as he was playing on a swing in Gloucester on Sunday, July 20.

The incident happened in the playground in Gloucester Park between 5pm and 5.30pm.

The victim, a nine-year-old boy, was pushed off the swing by the teenager,who is believed to be aged around 17, and assaulted.

The boy suffered facial injuries and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.

The offender is described as being around 17-years old and of mixed heritage . He had black, spiky hair was wearing a blue jumper and dark trousers.

Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 481 of July 20.