Baby injured after being hit by dirt thrown from roof police hunt three boys

A tiny baby escaped serious injury after three boys threw dirt from a building at a young family, police say.

Witnesses say three boys, believed to be between ten and 14, were seen climbing scaffolding and then throwing moss down to the public walking below in Horsham, West Sussex.

The flown clump of dirt hit a three-month-old baby, although the tiny tot was not injured.

Following the incident, the three boys were seen running from the area on foot.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police are launching an appeal after a three-month-old baby was hurt in Horsham.

“It is alleged the victim was hit with a large clump of moss and dirt from a roof on West Street at about 6.30pm on Monday September 19.

“A report was received stating three youths were seen to reach the roof by climbing scaffolding and then throwing moss down to the public walking below.

“Thankfully, the baby did not sustain any serious injuries. “

The first suspect was described as between 10 and 12 with blond hair and wearing a grey tracksuit, while another was believed to be 14-year-old boy, with short back and sides hair.

The third suspect is described between 10 and 14-years-old with short hair, wearing a black sports shirt and long black trousers.

The spokesman added: Anyone who was in the area at the time, and has any relevant information to the investigation, can report online or call 101, quoting serial 1097 of 19/09.”