Police appeal after Woodford Green boy hit on head with brick

PUBLISHED: 10:02 14 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:02 14 July 2015

Navestock Crescent, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

Navestock Crescent, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View


Police are appealing for information after a boy was hit on the head with a piece of masonry.

Officers were called to Sunset Court, Navestock Crescent, Woodford Green, on Wednesday at 7.31pm, after the 10-year-old was struck from above.

His mother was tending to a younger child in a covered area when she heard the sound of glass smashing near the boy who was in an open area a few feet away.

When she went to check on him, a piece of masonry fell from above and hit him on his head.

The boy required stitches for a 2in cut to the top of his head before being released from an east London hospital.

Police recovered a glass bottle and piece of masonry about 5in square that are believed to have come from the building above.

Det Con Tom Martin said: “This was a frightening incident involving a young boy who was struck on the head from a falling piece of masonry, we cannot rule out the possibility that the masonry was deliberately thrown at the boy and I would ask anyone who has information about this incident to contact police.”

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