Gorleston: E-Fit After Lit Aerosol Attack

Police have issued an E-fit of a man they want to speak to after a 13-year-old boy was attacked with a lit aerosol can in Gorleston.

The teenager suffered minor burns to his face after he was sprayed with a lit aerosol can in an alleyway between Kalmia Green and Hazel Way in Gorleston around 3.40pm on Wednesday, 24 April.

The boy had knelt down in the alleyway to take something out of his bag when he heard footsteps and saw two males stood close behind him. One of the males was holding and flicking a lighter and the other male handed him an aerosol can which was then sprayed at the 13-year-old and ignited for a second. The two males then ran off laughing.

The teenager managed to walk home and was taken to hospital where he received treatment for minor burn injuries to his face including blistering to his lips.

Police are making enquiries to trace the males involved – both described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall and well built, with one wearing a light coloured hooded top with hood up and the other, seen in the E-fit, wearing a red ‘Jack Wills’ hooded top with ‘Wills’ in white writing on chest – and are keen to hear from anyone who saw the incident or anyone who may have information about who the males are.

If you recognise the male in the E-fit or have any information that may help please call PC Grant Buchanan at Gorleston police station on 101.