Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was assaulted in Plympton last week.

The 16-year-old boy from Plympton was approached from behind and punched to the ground before the offender ran off.

The incident happened on Wednesday, May 7 between 1.30pm and 1.45pm, at the top of Lucas Lane, at the junction with Plymbridge Road.

He suffered a minor head and arm injury as a result of the "unprovoked attack".

PC Michelle Evans, investigating officer, said: “This is an unusual incident and we would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the attack or the offender running off.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist with the investigation is asked to call PC Evans on 101 quoting EP/14/449 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.