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Hunt for a tattooed man after a boy, 15, was attacked in the middle of a crowded shopping centre

Hunt for a tattooed man after a boy, 15, was ‘randomly attacked in the middle of a crowded shopping centre’

  • Queensland police searching for a tattooed man after a teenager was attacked 
  • The teenage boy suffered a minor injury to his mouth as a result of the incident 
  • Police have released vision from a shopping centre as part of their investigation 

A 15-year-old boy has been assaulted while walking through a shopping centre, with police hunting for a man they would like to speak with following the random attack.

The teenager was with friends in Kawana Shoppingworld on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Monday when he was approached by a man he did not know.

It is alleged the man began making threats, telling the boy to move out of the way.

Police have released vision of a man they wish to speak with following the assault of a 15-year-old boy at a Queensland shopping centre

The man then pushed the victim over before slapping him across the face and walking away. 

The boy suffered a minor injury to his mouth as a result of the incident.

Police have released vision from inside the shopping centre as part of their investigations.  

The man police would like to speak to is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 182cm tall, aged in his 40s or 50s with grey hair and tattoos on arms and leg.

Police are appealing for anyone who may recognise the man or have further information to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The boy was walking with friends through Kawana Shoppingworld on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland when he was approached by a man he didn't now on September 24

The boy was walking with friends through Kawana Shoppingworld on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland when he was approached by a man he didn’t now on September 24

The man police would like to speak with is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 182cm tall, aged in his 40s or 50s with grey hair and tattoos on his arms and leg

The man police would like to speak with is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 182cm tall, aged in his 40s or 50s with grey hair and tattoos on his arms and leg

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