A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was the victim of homophobic abuse in Ledbury at the weekend.

Shortly before 3pm last Saturday (April 29), a 12-year-old boy was verbally assaulted by a woman who shouted homophobic insults at him. 

It took place on the playing field off Long Acres in the town, close to the leisure centre.


The woman is described as white, of large build and medium height, with black hair. She was wearing a black top and possibly jeans and had a number of children with her at the time.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Thea Beresford on 07790561809 or thea.beresford@westmercia.police.uk quoting incident number 344 of 29 April 2023.