RCMP looking for three young males who assaulted another male walking home from school on Jan. 25.

RCMP looking for three young males who assaulted another male walking home from school on Jan. 25.

Boy assaulted on walk home from school

Prince Rupert RCMP are looking for three males who assaulted a young male on his walk home from school.

A young boy was assaulted by three older males on his walk home from school on Monday, Jan. 25.

The Prince Rupert RCMP estimate the attack was at 3:50 p.m. on the pathway between Sixth and Seventh Avenue East. The assault was unprovoked and police are still trying to identify the suspects believed to be in Grade 7 or Grade 8, according to the RCMP press release.

“An unprovoked attack on a child, be it by another child or not, is one we take very seriously. We are asking for the public’s assistance in finding the people responsible for this crime,” said Sgt. Dave Uppal, of the Prince Rupert RCMP.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime or any other crime the police ask them to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or they can visit www.bccrimestoppers.com.