Horsham: Baby injured after youths threw ‘moss and dirt’ off roof

Police say three boys were seen running from the scene (Image: Googlemaps)

Police say three boys were later seen running from the scene (Image: Googlemaps)

A three-month-old baby has been injured after being hit by a “big lump of moss and dirt”.

Police in Horsham, West Sussex, are investigating the incident, which took place on Monday.

Officials say three youths – all male – climbed scaffolding to get onto a rooftop on West Street in the city centre.

The baby and his family had passed under the group around 6:30 p.m.

Sussex Police said in a statement: “It is alleged that the victim was struck by a large clump of moss and dirt off a roof in West Street at around 6.30pm on Monday 19 September.

“A report was received saying three youths were seen reaching the roof by climbing scaffolding and then throwing moss at the public walking below.

“Fortunately, the baby didn’t suffer any serious injuries.”

After the baby was hit, the three boys were seen running out of the area on foot towards Swan Walk.

The first suspect was described as aged between 10 and 12, with blond hair and wearing a gray tracksuit.

The second suspect is described as a 14-year-old boy with short back and side hair.

Finally, the third suspect is described as a short-haired boy between the ages of 10 and 14 wearing a black sports shirt and long black pants.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and has relevant information about the investigation can report online or call 101 using serial number 1097 dated 09/19. specify.

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Justin Scacco

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