Officers are appealing for two members of the public who helped a teenager after he was assaulted and knocked unconscious to get in touch.
Between 4pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday, February 14, the victim – a 16-year-old boy – was walking along London Road in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, when the assault happened near the Mercedes-Benz garage.
When the victim came round he was helped to his feet by two members of the public.
The victim suffered swelling and bruising to the left side of his jaw.
PC Scott Lewsey, who is investigating, said: “I’m appealing for the people who helped this teenager to get in touch with me as you may have information that may be key to my investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Lewsey, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D1/18/2265 or reporting information online at www.herts.police.uk/report
Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.