Teenager attacked in ‘cowardly’ attempted robbery near St Neots

16:54 24 June 2014

Archant

A teenager was kicked and punched to the grounds in what police have described as a “cowardly attack” near St Neots.

An 18-year-old man was walking along an alleyway between Drake Road and Beatty Road, near Tesco Extra, in Eaton Socon, at about 12.30pm on Thursday (June 19) when he was approached by two youths.

They attacked him, knocking him to the ground, and a third youth joined in. One attempted to remove items from his pocket but the victim fought back and managed to flee.

He was not seriously injured but was left shaken and upset.

The youths were described as being in their late teens or mid 20s; one was white, 5ft 11in, and wore a grey hooded top and dark blue tracksuit bottoms; and another was 5ft 8in, slim, and wore a black and grey hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable James Howard said: “This was a cowardly attack on a lone teenage boy by a group of youths who clearly wanted to rob him.

“I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident or who recognises the descriptions to come forward.”

INFORMATION: To help police with their inquiry, contact DC Howard on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

Details of more than 200 inaccuracies in the Care Quality Commission report into Hinchingbrooke Hospital have been revealed.

Byron Geldard was given a pregnancy test to see which cancer he had.

When his friends and classmates were celebrating their A-level results and getting into university, Byron Geldard was preparing for his first course of chemotherapy after discovering days before he had cancer. HYWEL BARRETT spoke to Byron about how his last seven months and looking ahead as an ambassador of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

A1.

Plans to upgrade the A1 in Huntingdonshire received unanimous support by district councillors.

Yesterday, 15:20
Fire in Houghton Road, St Ives

A derelict building on the edge of St Ives was set alight yesterday (Tuesday).

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition