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06.04.34 – Assault in Hanley in March, CCTV images of February Assault in NUL

Written by on 5 April 2023

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted by a small group of youths in Stoke-on-Trent last month.

Officers were called to the Potteries Shopping Centre in Hanley, shortly after 9.30pm on 3 March following reports of disorder near Cineworld.

The victim was approached by a group of boys who threatened him and then assaulted him. They repeatedly punched and kicked him before running away, leaving the victim with cuts and bruises to his face.  Officers spoke with the victim at the scene and began making initial inquiries into the incident. reviewing CCTV footage and speaking with witnesses.

The suspects are believed to be around 15 or 16-years-old and were all wearing hoods over their heads at the time. They were mostly dressed in dark clothing with one member of the group wearing grey bottoms.

Anyone with any information which can help Police identify those responsible are asked to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting incident 742 of 3 March, or by using Live Chat on the Staffordshire Police Website –

If you’d like to report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


CCTV images have been released of a man Police wish to speak to in relation to an assault in Newcastle-under-Lyme back in February

Officers were called to Hassell Street just before 1.30am on Thursday 16 February, where a man, in his 50s, was found unconscious having been assaulted by an unknown offender.  The victim sustained head and facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment luckily his injuries were neither life-threatening nor life-changing.

The offender was described as a white man and was wearing a grey shirt and black tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe.    Inquiries are ongoing.

If you have any information or relevant CCTV or dashcam footage that could help, please message Staffordshire police on LiveChat via their website or call 101, quoting  incident 33 of 16 February.