Driver lashes out at snowball boy


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A 10-year-old boy was injured in Plymouth when a motorist became violent after a group of youngsters hit his car with a snowball.

The victim and his friends were throwing snowballs in the Estover area of Plymouth as temperatures plunged in parts of Devon.

According to Devon and Cornwall Police, the angry driver, who was in a red car, stopped and approached the group before punching the 10-year-old in the head.

The boy suffered slight bruising to his hand after trying to defend himself.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which happened at the bus stop near the junction of Miller Way and Keswick Crescent at around 4pm on Tuesday.

They are trying to trace the driver, described as in his 40s, about 5ft 6in and of medium build.

He was wearing a black fleece and black trousers, and spoke with a foreign accent, police said.