Police issued an appeal today to help them solve a "racially motivated incident" between a white nine-year-old and a five-year-old Asian boy at a play area.
The abuse took place in
A Cleveland Police spokesman said: "The incident occurred when an Asian mother with her eight-year-old daughter and five-year-old son, while playing in the play area, were subject to racial abuse from a white male.
"This male pushed the five-year-old son over, causing him to stumble. Fortunately, no injuries were caused.
"The juvenile was in company with two adult white females, two other children aged between eight and 10, and two babies in pushchairs.
"The juvenile male suspect is white, is nine or ten years of age, of chunky build, with short bright ginger hair."
The boy wore a dark T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, while the women had their hair tied back and also wore tracksuits, the police spokesman said of the incident, which took place on Saturday at .
How do we know that this was a racist incident? Were any racist words said? How do we know that it wasn’t just simple bullying?