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Boy grabbed by throat in Aylesbury robbery

It happened near the Mandeville School last week.

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:01pm 6th December 2019. (Updated at 12:03pm 6th December 2019) 2-minute read.

Boy grabbed by throat in Aylesbury robbery

A boy has been grabbed by the throat and pushed to the ground in a robbery in Aylesbury.

The 13-year-old was robbed of his phone last Tuesday (26/11).

He had been walking on Churchill Avenue when three teenagers started to follow him from around The Church of The Good Shepherd.

He had just passed Cottesloe Park, opposite Mandeville School, when one of the boys jogged passed him and blocked his way.

The other boys stopped behind him.

The boy in front of the victim grabbed him by the throat and pushed him to the ground and demanded he hand over his phone, which he did.

The victim handed it over and the offenders ran off.

A view of Cottesloe Park

The victim did not sustain any injuries during the incident.

The offender who assaulted the victim is described as a white boy, approximately 15-years-old and around 5ft 5ins tall. He was wearing a black puffer style coat with a beige fur lined hood which was up.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Carolyn Bailey, based at Aylesbury police station, said:

"This was a distressing incident for the victim and I am keen to identify those involved. I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information that could help with this investigation, to get in touch.

"You can contact us using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43190369857. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or by calling 0800 555 111."

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