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Boy, 16, sustained injuries to his face and jaw during attempted robbery in Flackwell Heath, Wycombe

| October 12, 2019

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following an attempted robbery in Flackwell Heath, Wycombe on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

At around 4.10pm, a 16 year old boy was travelling home along Heath End Road when he was approached by a group of people, one of which was riding a moped.

The boy riding the moped got off and assaulted the 16 year old boy telling him to hand over his bag. However members of the public intervened and the group of people, including the rider of the moped left the scene of the incident. Nothing was stolen.

During the attempted robbery the 16 year old boy sustained injuries to his face and jaw but did not require hospital treatment.

The rider of the moped is described as a mixed race boy, aged between 16 and 18 years old, around 6ft tall and slim. He was wearing a helmet with blacked out goggles, a black puffer style coat, grey jogging bottoms and gloves.

Designated Investigator Victoria Rogers based at High Wycombe police station said: ‘I am appealing for witnesses to this assault.

There were two mopeds in the group that approached the victim. One had ‘L’ plates and the other had two people riding it. I believe that someone may have seen this group in the area.

I would ask that anyone who witnessed this incident, or has information that could help our investigation to come forward and call the police on 101, quoting 43190312108 or make a report online.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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