Witnesses sought after park attack on teen

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was kicked and punched by a gang of teenagers who stole cash from him in Earlsheaton Park.

Police are now appealing for witnesses after the robbery on Friday, May 31.

The victim was approached by a group of teenage males some time between 1.45pm and 2.45pm as he walked through the park, off Cross Park Street in Dewsbury. 

They assaulted him before attempting to steal his mobile phone and then took a small amount of cash from him.

PC Tom Howell, of the Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This was an upsetting ordeal for the teenager who was subjected to kicking and punching from the group.

“They also tried to take his mobile phone during the incident, but made away with £13 cash.

“We know that a dog walker shouted at the group as the incident unfolded and we are calling for any witnesses or anyone with information about those responsible to come forward.

“This is unacceptable behaviour and if you can help in our enquiries, please call the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111. 

“Alternatively, you can use the Online Live Chat system accessible via the Force website.”

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