Barnstaple police search for man who struck boy on head

POLICE in Barnstaple are appealing for help in relation to an incident that occurred on Friday, September 4 between 3pm and 3.15pm by Pilton Community College. An 11-year-old boy, who has learning difficulties, was struck on the head by a stranger as he w

POLICE in Barnstaple are appealing for help in relation to an incident that occurred on Friday, September 4 between 3pm and 3.15pm by Pilton Community College.

An 11-year-old boy, who has learning difficulties, was struck on the head by a stranger as he was standing near the bike sheds at the back of Pilton Community College in Abbey Road, Barnstaple.

The suspect is described as a white man, with a goatee beard who was wearing a hat. He is thought to have driven off in a blue Vauxhall car.

The boy was left with a slight bump to the head.


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Anybody who may have seen this vehicle or the man near the school should contact the police on 08452 777 444 quoting crime number CB/09/3582.

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