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Man slashed boys face with blade during attempted robbery in Aylesbury

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A man used a blade to slash the face of a boy during attempted robbery in Aylesbury on Sunday 27th January 2019.

At around 4.20pm a teenage boy was walking on a footpath through the recreational area at the back of Berryfields Estate in Aylesbury.

The boy was approached from behind by a man who demanded he hand over his phone. When the boy refused to hand over the phone the man used a small bladed implement to cut the boy’s face before fleeing the area.

The boy did not need hospital treatment but sustained a scratch to his face.

The man is described as being in his late teens to early twenties. He was wearing a puffer style jacket with the hood up, his face was covered with a scarf and he was wearing black Nike gloves.

Investigator John Wolsteholme of the Force CID based at Aylesbury police station said: ‘This was a distressing incident for the teenager involved but fortunately he wasn’t badly hurt.

The incident happened in an area which is used regularly by dog walkers and as a cut through to the Quaranden area.

We would like anyone who may have witnessed this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area at this time to get in touch.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with any details about the incident that could assist their investigation to contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43190028235, alternatively you can make a report online. If you would prefer to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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