Driver punches boy who crossed road in front of his car

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Article by Mel King: An Essex boy was reportedly 'punched in the head' by an angry driver who had stopped at traffic lights.

Essex Police received reports that a teenage boy was assaulted in Billericay High Street shortly after 12.20pm on Thursday, November 4.

It has been alleged that the motorist stopped at the traffic lights after a group of teenagers crossed the road in front of them.

In a social media post seen by EssexLive, a witness reported that the 'violent' attack was due to the motorist being 'unhappy that the teenagers crossed in front of the car'.

The witness also alleged that they saw the man stopping his car on the road, got out while the boy was crossing and that he allegedly "punched the boy several times in the head".

These details, however, have not been confirmed by police at this stage.

Essex Police did, however, confirm that they were called to reports that a teenage boy was assaulted in Billericay High Street and that a vehicle stopped at traffic lights to assault him.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said:

"We were called to reports a teenage boy was assaulted in Billericay High Street shortly after 12.20pm on Thursday, November 4. It was reported someone had left a vehicle stopped at traffic lights and assaulted the boy."

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 438 of November 4.

You can also call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Article by Mel King, EssexLive