Child punched in the face by stranger in shocking random attack

Police are on the hunt for a man who punched a 5-year-old boy in the face whilst he was walking with his grandma in NSW yesterday.

The shocking random attack happened about 4.20pm in the Sydney suburb of Glebe.

It’s understood the little boy and his nine-year-old brother were holding hands with their grandmother while walking along the footpath of Bridge Street when a man walked towards the trio and randomly punched the child in the face.


The impact of the punch was so severe that the child fell to the ground, while his alleged attacker continued walking.

The young boy received bruising to the chin, however thankfully he did not require any medical assistance.

Detectives are now searching for the man, who is described as having a dark complexion, about 170cm tall with a thin build.

According to police, he has a long face with a dark beard and short dark hair.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper, dark long pants and joggers.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.

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