Hunt for boy who broke nine-year-old girl’s arm in Wigan playing fields attack

The boy is thought to be aged between 11 and 13 and was not known to the girl.

<p>The playing fields are off Caunce Road in Wigan Credit: Google</p>

The playing fields are off Caunce Road in Wigan Credit: Google

Police in Wigan are looking for a boy who pinned a young girl to a fence and broke her arm.

The girl was playing on the football pitches at the bottom of Caunce Road in the Scholes area when she was approached by an unknown boy, believed to be between the ages of 11 and 13. He pinned her arm against a fence and struck it with an unknown object, breaking her arm in two places.

The boy ran off towards a wooded area, which leads to Rose Bridge High School, and was joined by another youth, who was wearing blue shorts.

The attack happened at around 6pm on Tuesday 12 July 2022.

The boy is described as being 4ft tall, of chubby build, with dark coloured hair, short at the back and sides with a longer ‘flick’ at the front. He spoke with an accent that wasn’t local to the Wigan area. At the time of incident, he was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit.

  • Anyone with information should contact police via 0161 856 7094 or quoting 3279 13/07/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.