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22 January 2014, 13:02
Police are investigating after a Southampton teenager was beaten up and robbed by a group of other young people.
The 16-year-old boy walked to Witts Hill from Mousehole Lane at 7.30pm on Monday 20 January. As he turned into Witts Hill, he saw a group of around eight or nine youths near the junction of Vanguard Road at the bus stop. They started to shout abuse at him so he diverted his route to avoid confrontation.
The victim used his Samsung Galaxy phone to call a friend that he was due to meet and realised four people were behind him. He was forced to the ground, punched and kicked. His phone was then taken.
The assault left the 16-year-old with a fractured finger, along with cuts and bruises to his face and body.
Investigating Officer DC Chris Moss said:
“Members of the group responsible are all described as male and around 16-years-old, however the victim is unable to provide specific details of facial features.
“He was left with nasty injuries as a result of this attack and I’d urge anyone who may have seen what happened to contact us”.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Chris Moss at Bitterne CID on 101 or via the website www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/contact/message_officer.htm.
You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously. Minicom users should call 01962 875000.