A TEENAGER was shoved to the floor and punched in his head during a violent street robbery in Bournemouth.

The 16-year-old boy was walking across the footbridge at the end of Capstone Road when he walked past two other teenaged boys.

At this point, police say, the victim heard someone running up behind him.

One of the robbers pushed him over and the other punched him to the side of the face, leaving him with a grazed knee and lump on his head.

His mobile phone was stolen in the attack.

Police Constable Paul Humber, of Bournemouth police, said: “I am carrying out a number of enquiries to try and identify those responsible.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“I am particularly keen to speak to a group of children who came to ask the victim if he was OK shortly after the incident as they may have important information to assist my enquiries."

The robbery took place around 5.30pm on Wednesday, July 7.

One of the suspects was described as mixed race, 16 years old and with Afro textured hair.

He was wearing a black jumper and grey joggers.

The second suspect was white, slightly younger and wearing a white top.