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Teenage boy robbed and assaulted on West Cliff

Posted on - 28th March, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Crime, News
Steps between West Cliff (pictured) and South Meadow Lane where the incident happened

Steps between West Cliff (pictured) and South Meadow Lane where the incident happened

A teenager was robbed and assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Preston on Wednesday.

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Preston Police say a 17-year-old boy was walking up some stairs adjacent to Preston Cricket Club between South Meadow Lane and West Cliff betwee 8.15am and 8.30am.

A man was coming down the stairs and demanded the boy empty his pockets.

The boy refused and was then punched above his right eyebrow using a small metallic object between his knuckles. The boy was taken kicked in the ribs.

A small quantity of cash was taken before the man ran back up the steps onto West Cliff.

DC Steve Butler from Preston CID said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a young man who has been left understandably anxious and physically injured after this ordeal.

“If anyone has any information about this incident at all, I would urge them to get in contact with us.”

The offender is described as a white male with hair growth to his throat but not the rest of his chin. He was wearing a black hooded jumper with the hood up, black tracksuit bottoms with two white lines and red astro type football trainers.

Anyone with any information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting incident reference 250 of 25 March 2015.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online 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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