Appeal follows attack on toddler in Forres

POLICE IN FORRES are seeking help from the public over an assault on a toddler in the town over the Easter weekend.

The incident happened at around 1.15pm on Easter Sunday (April 16) in the area of Califer Road. A 16-month-old boy was playing in the garden supervised by his mother when a male entered the garden and threw a boiled egg, which struck the child and caused him to fall over.

Investigating officer, Constable David Baird said: “This is a particularly despicable incident where a person has thrown an object which has struck a defenceless young toddler. Thankfully the child wasn’t injured as a result however he and his Mum were left shaken and very upset by the incident.

“I would like to appeal to the public to think back to Easter Sunday and try to remember if they noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the Califer and Culbin road areas at this time.

“I would also like to stress that this is an extremely serious matter and I would urge anyone who knows anything about this incident to get in touch with police. The assault of a baby is completely unacceptable and rest assured we will take every measure open to us to find whoever is responsible for this.”

“A tall male described as approximately six foot four inches in height, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, blue jeans and black trainers with distinctive blue eyes may have vital information that could assist us with this enquiry.

“I would be very keen to speak to this man or to anyone who recognises the description of has any information on this incident.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.