A TEENAGE boy was punched in the face during an attempted robbery in Poole.

Police have launched an investigation over the incident which took place between 8.50pm and 8.55pm on Thursday, September 23.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was walking near to the footbridge behind Stone Close in the direction of Hamworthy Park when two people approached and asked him for his belongings.

When the victim did not hand over his rucksack, one of the men punched him in the face. He sustained a chipped tooth and bruising to his eye.

The two male suspects subsequently ran away from the scene.

The first offender is described as white, approximately six feet three inches tall and had blue eyes. He was wearing a red tracksuit, a dark-coloured scarf over his face, a camouflage-coloured beanie hat and white trainers. The second offender was described as wearing a balaclava, a peaked cap, blue tracksuit and black trainers.

Police Constable Cara Bradley, of Poole police, said: “Following initial enquiries, we have now taken a full account from the victim and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“I would urge anyone who recognises the two male suspects from the description given to please get in touch.

“If you have any information about who was responsible, please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, by emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210154617.

Alternatively, to stay anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.


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