Plymouth police are hunting for a motorist who punched a 10-year-old boy when his car was hit by a snowball.

The boy and his friends were throwing snowballs in Miller Way, Estover, on Tuesday afternoon,  January, 22, when one hit a passing red car.

The driver stopped and approached the group before punching the 10-year-old boy in the head.

The youngster, from Estover, suffered slight brusing to his hand after trying to defend himself.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault which happened at the bus stop near to the junction of Miller Way and Keswick Crescent around 4pm.

They are trying to trace the driver described as a white man in his early to mid 40s, around 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black fleece and black trousers, and spoke with a foreign accent.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference EL/13/262.