A young boy has been left shaken after he was physically assaulted by a man on his walk to school in Lowestoft.

The incident took place in an alleyway near Butley Drive between 8.15am and 8.30am this morning, Thursday May 2.

The schoolboy was with a friend when the man, described as being in his 30s, approached him from behind and grabbed him with both hands. 

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The man then cycled off and fled the scene, leaving the young boy very shaken.

The man is described as having tanned skin with dirty blond hair, black glasses and had a pimple above his lip.

He was wearing black joggers and a green fluorescent jacket.

Witnesses or anybody who recognises the man from the description given are asked to call Lowestoft Police on 101 quoting reference 37/24230/24.