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Witness appeal following robbery and assault in Leamington

Officers from Warwickshire Police are appealing for information following a robbery and an assault that took place in Fords Field Park, Bury Road in Leamington.

The incident happened around 6pm on Tuesday 29 August, when two boys were approached by a large group of youths and had their red Apollo bike and grey Carrera mountain bike stolen.

One of the victims, a 14-year-old boy, is reported to have been grabbed around the neck by a youth described as black, wearing dark clothing and with distinctive short black hair that was shaved underneath to ear level, with dreadlocks in the top of his hair and a short ponytail.

Shortly after the incident, the father of one of the victims returned to the area to try and recover the bikes and was also assaulted by a number of youths. Stolen bike Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Stolen bike

The boy and his father suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

It is thought that there were a number of potential witnessed in the area at the time and officers urge anyone with information to call police on 101, quoting incident number 339 of 29 August.

Alternatively anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Issued: 3.40pm, Friday 8 September, Paul Roberts, Corporate Communication

Published 08/09/17