Caversham: Jogger Pushes Over Toddler

12 December 2012, 14:16 | Updated: 12 December 2012, 15:06

Thames valley Police say a jogger has pushed over a 3 year-old boy and assaulted his dad in Caversham.

Police say the 39 year-old man was walking with his 3 year-old son on Kidmore Road at about 11.15am on Monday 26 November,

As they got to the junction with Hunters Chase, a jogger came up behind them and became frustrated that she could not get past them.

She pushed over the boy then assaulted the man when he challenged what she had done by kicking and punching him.

Neither the 3 year-old or his dad were injured in the assault.  

The offender is white, about 5ft 10ins, in her early thirties, medium to large build, with long frizzy brown hair pulled back in a ponytail. She was wearing a black jacket and black jogging bottoms, with a pink stripe down the side of both, white trainers, and was listening to an iPod with white earphones.

PC Dan Conboy, investigating the incident, told Heart: "Fortunately neither the young boy or his dad were injured in this incident, however both have been left very shaken and I am keen to trace the person responsible for this unprovoked and unnecessary assault.

I believe the offender may live in the area and jog this route on a regular basis, so I would urge anyone who recognises her description or has any information about the incident to contact me.”