Teenage boy attacked by robber in a Widnes park

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A TEENAGER has been attacked by a robber in a Widnes park.

The 14-year-old boy was chased by two men as he cycled through Victoria Park with his two friends towards Birchfield Avenue.

One of the men struck him on the arm causing him to fall to the ground and then stole his mountain bike.

The second offender demanded his mobile phone but fled empty-handed.

DC Catherine Jones said: "Fortunately the victim was uninjured but was understandably very shaken by what happened. We have launched an investigation to trace those responsible and the stolen bike.

“Numerous enquiries are being carried out locally.

"We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed what happened or may have seen the offenders fleeing the scene with the bike to come forward."

The incident happened at 4.30pm yesterday, January 2.

Two other men blocked the victim as he tried to leave the park.

All four offenders fled towards Widnes North railway station in Farnworth.

The first offender is described as white, around 6ft tall, of slim build, and in his late teens. He was wearing a black coat.

The second offender is described as being shorter than the first offender and was wearing a grey hooded top.

The third offender is described as being around 6ft tall, of slim build and was wearing a blue coat and a black cap.

The fourth offender was wearing a black coat.

The stolen bike was a light blue carrera centos mountain bike.

Anyone with any information, which could assist officers with their enquiries, is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 599 of 2 January or Crimestoppers, anonymously, via 0800 555 111.

A carrera centos mountain bike similar to one that was stolen

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