Queensland Police have released a computer-generated image of a man who may be able to assist with their enquiries after a 9-year-old boy was assaulted last month.

Police say at 4.15pm on September 25, the boy was playing with other’s on children’s playground equipment in a park on the coroner of Yorrell Street and Ridgewood Road, in Algester, when he was approached by a man.

The boy was then been grabbed by the throat, thrown to the ground and punched in the face several times.

He has then attempted to strangle the boy with his hands.

The boy managed to free himself from the man and run away.

He was not seriously injured during the incident.

The man is described as Asian in appearance, aged between 30 to 40, approximately 172 centimetres tall, short black hair with a proportionate build and last seen wearing a short sleeve purple shirt.

Police are appealing for assistance to identify this man fitting the description.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000Â FREE or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

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  • I certainly never let a 9 year old go to the playground alone and it won’t happen for quite awhile especially as there is 2 younger children who won’t be old enough for about 11 – 12 years by which time the eldest will have lost interest in the playground. At what age can I let our girl safely have some freedom in broad daylight in busy areas, not quiet??


  • What an awful thing to happen to this 9 year old boy ! Hope this gets caught.
    Wonder if one of his parents were not there with him ?
    I don’t like my kids going alone to the playground, always go with them.


  • It was a child’s playground…….don’t any parents supervise their kids in these places anymore?!?! I’m horrified that this can happen, if there were parents around, it wouldn’t have


  • Oh my! So scary!! He could have killed him. I hope they find him before he does something to other kids!!


  • Once again you would think that your children would be safe at a playground, but it shows that you always need to be vigilant in all public places!


  • I hope this maniac is caught before he harms anyone else.


  • hope they catch this person fast!


  • Good grief, what is the world coming to?


  • How terrible for the boy,l hope he recovers from this shocking attack.


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