Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Morecambe schoolboy mugged for his mobile

Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolboy was attacked and robbed in Morecambe last Friday.

The incident happened on Friday 9th December at around 8.15pm on Ellesmere Road. The victim, a 15 year old local boy was walking home when he was approached by two men, who asked him if he had any money.

When he said he didn’t, so the offenders felt his pockets and located his mobile phone.

Initially, the boy managed to escape and ran up a driveway, banging on somebody’s front door to try and get some help, but the robbers followed him and dragged him to the floor and kicked him several times in the head before stealing his mobile.

One of the attackers is described as white, slim build, approximately 5ft 8/9 inches, aged around 16 years with spots all over his face. He was wearing a hooded top pulled up and dark tracksuit bottoms.

The other is described as white, smaller than the first man wearing a snood (neck scarf) up to his eyes and a hooded top pulled up.

“This is a vile and nasty unprovoked attack on an innocent schoolboy," said Detective Constable Gillian Topping, "and those people responsible need to be caught and brought to justice.

"The victim is recovering well but it must have been a terrifying ordeal for him. I would urge anyone with information to come forward and contact the police.

• Anyone with information is asked to call Morecambe police on 101. People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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