‘The guy asked him “what are you looking at?” and grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and threw him on a car’ Paperboy “shaken” after street assault
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Police are looking for witnesses after a 14-year-old newspaper boy was slammed into the bonnet of a car by an attacker in broad daylight.
Thetford Academy student, Jordan Boulton, was lifted off his feet and dumped onto the car after being asked 'what are you looking at?' by his male assailant.
Jordan was on his paper round near the Candy Shop, at the bottom of Station Road, when the attack took place at around 8am last Wednesday.
His mother, Jane, said that Jordan had been walking past the man as he argued with a woman.
'He was just walking past, minding his own business but caught the man's eye. The guy asked him 'what are you looking at?' and then grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and threw him on a car that was nearby,' she said.
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Jordan was freed when two passers-by chased the attacker away down Station Road.
Mrs Boulton said the incident had left her son 'shaken'.
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'He's a small lad and for a man to pick him up and do that - you just don't know what goes through people's minds.
'He'll carry on doing his round but it makes me feel a bit unsettled knowing what's happened,' she said.
The family have spoken to Thetford Police regarding the incident.
According to a spokesman, officers are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the incident from the Candy Shop, which could reveal the suspect's identity.
Police are now looking for witnesses to the incident, which has been filed as a common assault.
If you have any information, call PC Gemma Hamilton at Thetford Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.