Appeal for information after teenager assaulted during robbery in Warrington Date published: 20th March 2019 9.44am

Officers from Warrington CID are urging witnesses to come forward after a teenager was assaulted during a robbery in Latchford.

At around 7.30pm on Friday 15 March a 14-year-old boy was cycling with two friends on Kingsway South in the direction of Manchester Road.

As the trio approached Kingsway Bridge they were approached by a group of unknown men, who blocked their path.
One of the men threatened the victim and ordered him to get off his bicycle.

Another member of the group then stole the victim’s bike before assaulting him – kicking him in the face and pouring beer over him.

Thankfully, the victim was able to escape from the group and call the police.

The offenders fled the scene in the direction of Latchford.
As a result of the incident the victim sustained bruising to his face and chest.

He did not require hospital treatment.

The man who assaulted the victim is described as white, aged approximately in his early 20s, over 6’ tall and of a stocky build.

He had a local accent, stubble and blonde hair with a fringe brushed down onto his face.

He was wearing a light grey hoody and a black puffer body warmer with an orange logo on his left chest.

The man who ordered the victim to get off his bike is described as white, approximately 17 years old and around 5’ 8” tall with a slim build.

He had a short blonde hair, freckles and a Liverpudlian accent.
He was wearing a matching black Under Armour top and bottoms which had thin grey horizontal stripes on the top.

The bicycle stolen during the incident has since been recovered.

Detective Constable John Parry said: “While the victim in this case did not sustain any serious injuries, he has understandably been left shaken up and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the men responsible for the assault and robbery and bring them to justice.

“As part of our investigation we want to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and witnessed what happened or anything else that may be relevant.

“I would also like to hear from any motorists with dashcams who were driving in Kingsway around the time of the incident and may have recorded the offenders either before or after the incident occurred.”

Anyone with information that may help detectives with their investigation, no matter how small, should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 347917, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.