Boy, 14, attacked in Northam street
A 14-year-old boy was attacked from behind while walking from Northam Square down Diddywell Road last night (Wednesday). The offender grabbed the victim and demanded that he hand over his mobile phone. The victim was kicked in the back, but did not give
A 14-year-old boy was attacked from behind while walking from Northam Square down Diddywell Road last night (Wednesday).
The offender grabbed the victim and demanded that he hand over his mobile phone. The victim was kicked in the back, but did not give up the phone.
A local resident heard the disturbance and shouted at the offender, who ran up the hill towards The Square. He is described as aged 18-21, 5ft 8in to 5ft 11in tall and of slim bujild.
He was wearing a hoody, black jeans and light coloured trainers.
You may also want to watch:
The victim was taken to North Devon District Hospital for a check-up.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 7.50pm, or anyone who may have information as to who the offender is.
- 1 52-year-old man dies in three car crash between Bideford and Torrington
- 2 Coveted Muddy Stiletto award for Bideford's Josie's Interiors
- 3 Police investigate midnight assault on scooter rider in Barnstaple
- 4 North Devon Healthcare Trust department awarded Academic status
- 5 Northam Murder: Grieving family condemn killer's lies and cruelty
- 6 Man dies after crash involving two lorries and a motorbike near Torrington
- 7 Northam Murder: 'Merciless' carer gets life for killing client who caught him stealing
- 8 Woman reportedly assaulted at Bideford park - Police seek witnesses
- 9 Man dies after 'single vehicle collision' on the A386
- 10 MP opens new Northam Burrows Visitor Centre at Westward Ho!
The person to ring is DC Jon Dare at Bideford police station on (01237) 428042; or call Crimestoppersw on 0800 555 111.