14/11/2016 Middlesbrough

16-Year-Old Assaulted in an Attempted Robbery in Acklam

Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was the victim of an attempted robbery on Trimdon Avenue in Acklam, Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred on Tuesday 8th November at around 7:15pm when the victim was walking along Trimdon Avenue, close to ‘the green belt’ (the grassed area which runs through the middle of Trimdon Avenue) when he noticed two males sitting on the wall to the side of a house which backs onto the grassed area.

The victim walked past the two males but one of them grabbed him by the shoulder and pulled him into the bushes and nettles. Both males then repeatedly punched and kicked the victim in the head and body and told him to empty his pockets and hand over his phone and coat.

Fortunately the victim managed to run away. The two male suspects left empty handed.

The first suspect is aged between 17-21-years-old, around 6 ft” tall, with a local accent and was wearing a black puffer jacket, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with grey stripes down the sides and black Nike 95 trainers.

The second male is described as being around the same age, around 5 ft 10” tall, also with a local accent and wearing a thick black coat, black Nike tracksuit bottoms and Nike 95 trainers.

The victim was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he received treatment for a broken nose.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information regarding the identity of the males responsible, is asked to contact Detective Constable Kate Brodie the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.