Why was boy chased by couple at Hull's King George Dock?
POLICE are trying to trace a boy who was seen trying to run away from a man and a woman.
A concerned member of the public called police after seeing the boy trying to flag down cars and a bus while being chased by the pair.
Officers from Humberside Police viewed CCTV, which showed the boy – thought to be aged between 10 and 15 – getting out of a van at King George Dock, east Hull.
He appears to smash a window of the van before the woman tries to restrain him. A man can be seen trying to assault the boy, before he runs away.
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Police are investigating whether it was a family argument or "something more sinister".
A spokeswoman for the force said: "We received a call from a member of the public, so officers are investigating what has happened.
"We know there were a lot of people in the area at the time, so officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything.
"We would also like to hear directly from any of the three people seen in the CCTV."
The incident happened at 4pm on Thursday.
The spokeswoman said: "The boy and the woman appear to stay outside the van before the boy runs away and tries to stop a number of vehicles and stands in front of a bus in an attempt to get it to stop.
"The bus continued to drive past. Two cyclists are also seen on the CCTV cycling past.
"After a short time, the boy, the man and the woman returned to the vehicle and drove away in the direction of Hedon Road."
The boy has short brown hair and was wearing a red jumper.
The vehicle is described as a white flat bed truck with a black rear body and sides.
It has frame work around the rear of the cab and the nearside brake light appeared not to be working. The van was possibly carrying a washing machine or a fridge.
Anyone with information should call Humberside Police on 101, quoting the log 472 of October 18.