Teenage Boy Attacked In Portsmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was attacked by two men in Portsmouth.

The 14-year-old was heading to a friend's house when the pair approached him from behind on the pathway between Hilsea railway station and Dover Road, between 1.45pm and 2pm on Monday, October 29, 2012. 

The men asked him for the time; he got his phone out from his pocket and the men asked to have a look. When the victim refused, they wrestled him to the ground, and stole his phone and wallet. They then ran off towards the train station. 

One suspect was described as: 

> Black
> Around 6ft tall 

> skinny build 

> black hair, which was short and shaved 

> Aged in his 20s 

> He was wearing a dark puffy jacket, dark t-shirt, dark bottoms and dark trainers. 

> He was carrying a JD Sports bag.

The second suspect was described asL 

> Asian
> Around 6 ft tall 

> Skinny build
> Aged in his 20s
> He was wearing a dark hooded top with a zip up the front, dark jeans and dark trainers. 


Detective Constable Julie Way said: "Police are appealing for any witnesses to this incident. It was a vicious unprovoked attack, which left the victim very shaken. This attack happened in daylight in a popular dog walking area."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Julie Way at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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