Teenage Boys Attacked By Gang Of Youths

A 15 year old boy and his 16 year old friend were robbed by a group of six or seven youths who threatened them as they walked along Bellemoor Road, Shirley, Southampton.

It happened sometime between 9.30 and 10pm on Friday, July 29.

The boys were told to hand over their money or they would be 'beaten up'. One of the boys was grabbed around the neck while his pockets were searched and emptied. Between them, the two boys had their I-pods, mobile phones and wallets stolen.

The offenders ran off in the direction of Bellemoor School and possibly onto St James Park.

One of the offenders is described as:


-Aged approx 16 years old

-Short dark hair

-Medium build

-He was wearing a blue zip up jacket with a hood and dark colour bottoms


A second offender is described as:


-Aged approx 18 years old,

-Short dark hair

-medium build

-stubble on face

-He was wearing a dark colour hooded top and was carrying a blue and yellow JC sports bag with string handle


A third offender was on a bicycle and described as:


-Aged approx 18 years old

-Short dark hair

-Stubble on face

-He was wearing a cream puffa coat

PC Chris Collins said:

"This was an unprovoked robbery on two teenage boys. We would ask members of the public to be alert to any groups of young males seen loitering around or on bikes, as we have recently seen a rise in this type of crime in Shirley and across Southampton. We would also advise people not to walk alone late at night and be alert and aware of your surroundings and to report any suspicious activity."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Chris Collins at Shirley police station on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity line anonymously on 0800 555 111.