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.
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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.