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Weymouth Teenage Boy Punched In The Face For His Phone

Dorset Police Car 2

12:00pm 2nd April 2014

A teenage boy's been punched in the face after a man attempted to take his mobile phone in Weymouth.

The incident happened around 7.40pm in Jesty's Avenue in Broadwey on Tuesday 25th March.

The 16-year-old was attacked when he refused to hand his phone over to a man in his late teens who made a grab for it.

When he fought back he was punched by another man.

The attackers had a woman with them police would like to speak to, they all made off in a car that was parked nearby.

The first offender is described as white, in his late teens, of stocky build and approximately six feet tall with short black hair.

The second man is described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, of slim build and about five feet eight inches tall.

He was mostly clean shaven apart from a small beard and he was wearing a black cap and a blue top.

Police Constable Jo Blackmore, of Weymouth police, said: "This was a nasty attack on a young man while he was walking alone.

"Not only does he have some minor facial injuries, he also was left considerably shocked.

"I urge anyone who witnessed this attempted robbery or anyone with information about men matching the description to call Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible.

"In particular I would like to speak with the woman the offenders were with when they left as she may be able to help us determine exactly what happened. She is described as approximately 18-years-old and had blonde hair.

"A man was walking his dog in the area at the time and spoke to the victim shortly after the incident enquiring how he was - I urge him to come forward as he may have details that can assist with the investigation."

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 25:390. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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