Child punched in the face and strangled by stranger in Qld playground

Police are on the hunt for a man wanted over the horrifying assault of a young boy in a playground at Algester last month.

Around 4.15pm on September 25, the boy was playing with other kids in a park on the corner of Yorrell Street and Ridgewood Road when he was approached by an unknown man.

Police say the man grabbed the 9-year-old boy by the throat, throwing him to the ground before punching him in the face several times.


He then attempted to strangle the boy with his hands.

Luckily, the youngster managed to escape and run away.

Police are now on the hunt for a man who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

He is described as Asian in appearance, aged between 30 to 40, approximately 172 centimetres tall, short black hair with a proportionate build and last seen wearing a short sleeve purple shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.