Bristol police reclassify paddle attack by white woman on black boy as racist

Review launched after Antwon Forrest’s family initially told no further action being taken

Police in Bristol are treating an incident in which a white woman hit a 12-year-old black boy on the forehead with paddle as racially motivated after initially deciding not to prosecute.

A review, overseen by a senior officer, has been launched into the attack, which left Antwon Forrest, who is autistic, needing hospital treatment for a deep cut. Avon and Somerset police have apologised for how they handled the case.

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