An 11-year-old boy was left bleeding from the neck in what police suspect was an attack using an air weapon.
The boy was walking home in Leagrave Road on September 18 when the incident happened.
As he walked under the railway bridge, close to the Selbourne Road roundabout, he heard a snapping noise and felt a sharp pain to the back of his neck.
When he returned home he was bleeding and found he had a small wound.
PC Lucy Craddock said: “We believe the boy may have been injured by a pellet from an air weapon and we are eager to trace anyone who was in the area as they may have information that could help piece together what happened.
“Two women were seen by the victim just as he was injured. They were standing close by, chatting and laughing. I would urge these women to come forward as they could have important information that could help this investigation.”
Call 101 or text 07786 200011 with information.