A group of teenage boys spat at a woman and punched her husband before targeting others in Brislington.
In one of a number of incidents reported to police in the area on Saturday, October 9, the boys spat at the woman on Talbot Road at about 5.10pm.
When her husband challenged the teenagers, they punched his arm, police say.
Then, at about 6pm, the same three boys were seen kicking and opening car doors as motorists queued at traffic lights.
When they were challenged by a member of the public they “punched him in the back and sprayed an unknown liquid at him”, according to police.
A statement released by Avon and Somerset Police today (Thursday, October 28) said no one was injured in the incident.
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Police have issued a description of the boys to try to track them down, and are asking the public for help.
The statement said: “The boys are described as white, aged between 13 and 16, and riding mountain bikes – one of which had a blue frame.
“One of the boys wore a red jacket, another wore a black shiny sleeveless gilet and the third a black matching tracksuit.
“If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221236211.
“You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.”
“No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.”