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Gang of thugs attack and rob 14-year-old boy


A 14-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed of his bicycle by a gang of thugs at Warrington.
The offenders kicked the youngster in the face and pouring beer over him in the unprovoked attack near Kingsway Bridge.
Now police are appealing for witnesses of the incident which took place at around 7.30pm on Friday, March 15.
The youngster was badly shaken but was not seriously hurt and did not require hospital treatment.
He was cycling with two friends when the gang of men blocked their path.
One of the thugs threatened the boy and ordered him off his b ike before another stole the bike and kicking him in the face and pouring beer over him
The gang then fled in the direction of Latchford
Police say the man who attacked the boy was in his early 20s, over six feet tall and of stocky build.
He had a local accent, stubble and blonde hair with a fringe brushed down on to his face
He was wearing a light grey hoody and a black puffer body warmer with an orange logo on the left of his chest. The man who ordered the victim to get off his bike is described as about 17 and around 5ft 8 inches tall and of slim build. He had short blonde hair, freckles and a Liverpudlian accent.
He was wearing a matching black Under Armour top and bottoms which had thin grey horizontal stripes on the top.
The bicycle stolen during the incident has since been recovered.
Detective Constable John Parry said: “While the victim in this case did not sustain any serious injuries, he has understandably been left shaken up and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the men responsible for the assault and robbery and bring them to justice.
“We want to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and witnessed what happened or anything else that may be relevant.
“I would also like to hear from any motorists with dashcams who were driving in Kingsway around the time of the incident and may have recorded the offenders either before or after the incident occurred.”
Anyone with information that may help should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 347917, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.


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