A 14-year-old was punched in the face by a passenger in a passing car mid-afternoon in Chapel Street.
The teenager and two friends were walking from Farley Hill towards Luton town centre at about 1pm on December 20.
As they crossed the road the driver of a small navy three-door car beeped his horn before the passenger got out of the vehicle and began to shout at the victim.
He then punched the boy in the face before getting back in to the car and leaving the scene.
The offender is described as a man with a mixed race appearance, 5’10” tall, in his early 20s with a slim build.
He had a shaved head and a patchy beard with freckles on his face. He spoke with a local accent and wore a blue hooded top.
The officer in charge of this investigation, PC Lucy Craddock, is keen to trace witnesses to the
PC Craddock said: “This appears to be a completely unprovoked assault on the young man who was left with a nose bleed, swelling and bruising. This incident happened in broad daylight when lots of people would have been in the area and I would appeal to anyone who saw the incident or anyone who can help identify the man responsible to contact the police.”
Anyone with information relating to this investigation can contact PC Craddock, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.