A 15-year-old boy was punched by a man who also kicked his football over a fence.
The victim was playing football with friends in the Recreation Ground, Pioneer Avenue, Burton Latimer, between 6pm and 6.20pm, on Wednesday, January 6, when he was approached by a man who kicked the football over a fence and then told the victim to go and get it back.
When the victim refused the offender punched him, leaving him with bruising and swelling.
The offender was a white man, about 5ft 11in and of medium build, with a tattoo on his neck.
He was with a woman at the time of the incident.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information regarding it.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Alternatively you can use their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.