17-year-old beaten and robbed in Royston

11:39 14 May 2012

Police are investigating the robbery

Police are investigating the robbery

Archant

A POLICE appeal has been launched after a 17-year-old boy was beaten and robbed by three men in Royston.

The attack happened on Saturday night between 10.45-11.20pm on Dog Kennel Lane when the victim, who lives in the town, was approached by the thieves who asked for his mobile phone.

He pushed past them and tried to get away but they caught him and assaulted him before taking his mobile phone and then headed off in the direction of the White Bear Public House.

The victim suffered cuts to his face, swelling to the back of his head and swelling to his chest.

Detective Sergeant Pete Hankins, investigating, said: “This was a despicable and unprovoked robbery which has left the victim shaken.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who saw three males leaving the area shortly after the incident to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information can contact DS Hankins on 101 quoting crime reference

0 comments

More news stories

14:20
Set-up Scenery is the 100th business to sign the City Deal petition with county councillor Susan van de Ven.

A Meldreth company has become the 100th business to sign a letter of support for a cycling route along the A10 corridor connecting Cambridge and Royston.

Archant General Election Survey

With a month to go before the 2015 General Election we want to know your views.

08:33
Rev Andy Colebrooke.

A church in Heydon has been granted thousands of pounds by the government to help with urgent roof repairs.

Yesterday, 13:21
Robert Wagstaff and Gary at the Grand Canyon.

The sky is the limit for a 24-year-old Royston animator who has taken his first steps on the film festival circuit.

”North

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition